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A mass of 5.000 kg is sitting on the Earth's surface directly under the sun during a solar eclipse. The sun exerts a gravitational force with magnitude Fs on the mass. The moon's gravitational force on the mass has magnitude Fm. Calculate the ratio Fs / Fm.

This problem is really frustrating me. For the object, wouldnt Fm be mg = 5*9.8?

Then wouldnt the Fs be (mass of the sun)(mass of earth)/R^2 ?

So wouldnt it be the Fs divided by Fm? Please help!?!?!

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# Homework Help: Gravity on mass on earth's surface vs sun-earth gravity

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