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Homework Help: Gravitational force of bag

  1. Jan 25, 2015 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Two bags, each containing ten oranges of
    equal mass, are hung 4.0 m apart. Describe
    two situations, one involving mass and the
    other involving separation distance, that
    would quadruple the gravitational force
    exerted by one bag on the other. Explain
    your answer

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    Move the bags closer together or increase the mass... just a guess
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 25, 2015 #2


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    Sure, but it asks specifically for a quadrupling of the force, so you need state how much to increase mass (one, both?) and how much to change distance by.
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