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(a) Determine the forces that the moon and the sun exert on a mass, m, of water on Earth. Your answer will be in terms of m with units of N. (Use data from table 8-1 in your textbook for this question. The mass of the moon is 7.3 x 10 ^22 kg, and it can be assumed to be 3.9 x 10^5 km from the Earth's center.)

______ m N (force exerted by moon)

______ m N (force exerted by sun)

2. Relevant equations

Fgr = G M1m2 / r^2

mass of earth = 5.98 x 10^24

3. The attempt at a solution

I thought that I had everything for the equation, but I still can't seem to get it. Check out my work and see if there's something I'm missing. I'm not sure on what to use for the radius.

Fgr = (6.67e-11)(7.3 x 10^22)(5.98 x 10^24) / (3.9 x 10^5)^2

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