QUESTION: the mass of the moon is 7.3x10^22 kg and its orbital speed about the earth is 1024m/s. The distance between the centers of the earth and moon is 3.844x10^24 m.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

a) what is the value of the centripetal force acting on the moon?

b) the mass ofthe earth is 5.98x10^24 kg and the universal gravitational constant G is 6.67x10^-11 Nm^2kg^-2. What is the value of the gravitational force acting between the earth and moon?

c) why are the numerical answers to parts a) and b) the same?

Ok, I am fine with a), but b) is confusing me!! Can someone help me with the next few steps?

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# Homework Help: Centripetal force of the moon

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