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Q.39 - Excercises And Problems

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Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics
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Short Answer

Two spherical objects have a combined mass of The gravitational attraction between them is when their centers are apart. What is the mass of each?

The mass of each spherical object is

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Step by Step Solution

Step 1: Given information

Combined mass

The gravitational force

center distance

Gravitational constant

Step 2: Explanation

The combined mass of the spherical object is given by

The magnitude of force is given by

On simplifying the quadratic equations we get two real roots,

Substituting the values of in Eqn. , we get

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