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Gravitational Force Problem

  1. Feb 19, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Three masses are arranged in the (x, y) plane
    as shown. What is the magnitude of the resulting
    force on the 2 kg mass at the origin? The
    value of the universal gravitational constant
    is 6.6726 × 10^−11 N · m^2/kg^2 .
    Answer in units of N

    2kg @ (0,0)
    5kg @ (4,2)
    6kg @ (1,-3)

    Please show step by step.

    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution

    I got 1.72e-9. But it was incorrect.
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data



    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
     
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  3. Feb 19, 2012 #2

    gneill

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    Hi armanio99, welcome to Physics Forums.

    You'll have to show the work for your own attempt to solve the problem before we can know how to help you.
     
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