(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A superconducting gravity meter can measure changes in gravity of the order = 1×10-11 (delta g)/g. You are hiding behind a tree holding the meter, and your 78 kg friend approaches the tree from the other side. How close to you can your friend get before the meter detects a change in g due to his presence?

Answer in units of m.

2. Relevant equations

I know that Fgrav = G (m1m2)/r^2 and G = 6.672e-11 Nm^2/kg^2

3. The attempt at a solution

My first thought was to assume the m2 was 1kg and set the Fgrav = 1e-11 N, but this was wrong.

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# Homework Help: Gravity Meter Problem

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