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## Homework Statement

It is said that people often behave in unusual ways during a full moon. a) Calculate the gravitational force that the moon would exert on a 50.0-kg student in your physic's class. The moon is 3.84 x 108m from the Earth and has a mass of 7.35 x 1022kg. b) Does the moon attract the student with a force that is greater than, less than, or the same as, the force with which the student attracts the moon?

## Homework Equations

F = G times m1 times m2 divided by d squared

or

F = G * m1 *m2 / d^2

## The Attempt at a Solution

A) The force of attraction or the gravitational force between two objects is the product of the two masses divided by the distance between the two objects squared, all multiplied by the gravitational constant.

F = the force of attraction between two masses

G = gravitational constant

m1, m2 = the two masses

d = the distance between the two masses

F = G times m1 times m2 divided by d squared

or

F = G * m1 *m2 / d^2

so F = (6.67*10^-11)*(50)*(7.35*10^22) / (3.84*10^8)^2 then

F = 0.0016623433

B) They both attract each other the same amount

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