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earth? Which accelerated more?

i know this is easy, but dont they pull the same, and accelerate the same?

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earth? Which accelerated more?

i know this is easy, but dont they pull the same, and accelerate the same?

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If you used the formula F = G M1 M2 / R^2 tell me what does F representjustinbaker said:

earth? Which accelerated more?

i know this is easy, but dont they pull the same, and accelerate the same?

does F represent the force earth exerts on the moon or the moon exerts on earth or both??

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Newton's Third Law gives you the answer to the first part - they pull at each other with equal force. For the second part, ask yourself if the same force is applied to two objects which will undergo the greater acceleration - the more massive object or the less massive object?justinbaker said:

earth? Which accelerated more?

i know this is easy, but dont they pull the same, and accelerate the same?

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so they pull the same, but the moon will accelerate more because it has a smaller masss

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