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Littlemin5

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## Homework Statement

Find the point between Earth and the Sun at which an object an be placed so that the net gravitatinal force exerted by Earth an the sun on this object is zero.

Me=5.98 x 10^24kg

Ms=2 x 10^30kg

Distance from sun to earth= 1.5 x10^11m

## Homework Equations

F=Gm1m2/r^2 --> not sure if this is right?

## The Attempt at a Solution

So I tried to manipulate the situation and thought I could do:

When x equals the distance from the sun.

(G(Ms)) / x^2 = (G(Me))/ (d-x)^2

When I plugged in the numbers though I got 1.49x10^11m as my answer. I don't feel like this is right because it's pretty much the full distance between them. Is this not the way to do it, and if not how do I go about doig this problem?