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I calculated, using Newton's formula F = GmM/r^2, that the gravitational attraction between two large, full oil tankers whose sides are touching would be 1,331 lb., given the mass of each ship as 6.5 x 10^8 kg, distance between their CG's of 69 m, G = 6.674 x 10^-11 N(m/kg)^2, and 1 N = 0.2248 lb.
The question is this: Does the water displaced by the two ships add, subtract, or have no effect on the force I feel if I am trying to hold the ships apart? and why?
The question is this: Does the water displaced by the two ships add, subtract, or have no effect on the force I feel if I am trying to hold the ships apart? and why?