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Suppose you wanted to calculate the gravitational force exerted by Jupiter on a 4.0-kg baby at the

moment of her birth. What is the minimum distance possible distance between the baby and Jupiter?

Under what circumstances would that occur? What would be the magnitude of the gravitational force

Jupiter exerts on the baby under those conditions?

It's from the chapter on Kepler's three laws, and I know that at some point this equation should be used:

Fg=G x mm (mass of two objects) divided by distance squared

As said before, this is a practice problem, so I'm not trying to get anyone to solve my homework for me, I was just hoping someone here could walk me through this! Thanks!