Q:Two objects attract each other gravitationally with a force of 3.3 10-10 N when they are 0.25 m apart. Their total mass is 4.0 kg. Find their individual masses.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Now my professor only told us to use F= Gm1m2/r2

Force in this case would be the 3.3e-10 Newtons, the radius squared = 0.0625 m and G is a the gravitational constant 6.67e-11 N so when i solve for m1 and m2 the larger mass come out to 4.2 kg and thats impossible

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