What happens to the gravitational force between two objects when the mass of one object is doubled and the distance between them is also doubled?
Correct Answer : c ) The force would be halvedExplanation :
As we know that according to Newton’s law of gravitation, the gravitational force between the two objects of mass M1 and mass M2 separated by a distance d is directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of distance.
If the mass of one object is doubled and the distance is also doubled, then the force would be halved.
Hence, option (c) is correct.
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