This question is from the Nelson Grade 12 Physics textbook.
The force of attraction between masses m1 and m2 is 26N in magnitude. What will the magnitude of the force become if m2
is tripled, and the distance between m2 and m1 is halved?
The Attempt at a Solution
I tried to look at both equations, the original and the altered equation so I had:
and then for the changed equation I had"
But I was unable to figure out what to do from there.
If it is at all helpful, the answers in the back of my textbook said that the correct answer is 3.1x102N.