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How to find the mass of a sphere in a problem

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Two spheres are placed so that their centers are 2.5 m apart. The force between the two spheres is 2.70 10-12 N. What is the mass of each sphere if one sphere is twice the mass of the other sphere?
1 . ______kg (lighter sphere)
2 ._______ kg (heavier sphere)


the eqation i used:
Fg= (G)(m1)(m2)/r^2

I got

1. .25
2. .5

but the answer was wrong. does anyone know how to plug this in correctly?
 

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Doc Al
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Show exactly what you plugged in where.
 

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