A 5.2 kg particle and a 2.4 kg particle have a gravitational attraction of magnitude 2.3E-12 N.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Gravitational potential energy is -4.40e-11J and r=19.03m

If you were to triple the distance between these particles, how much work is done by you on the particles?

My biggest problem here is that I don't know what equation I should use to find the work done. My book doesn't explain it very well. The first part of the question I figured out fine but this is where I'm stuck. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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# Homework Help: Gravitational potential energy

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