(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

The average distance separating Earth and the moon is 384000km. What is the net gravitational force exerted by Earth and the moon on a 3.00 x 10^4kg spaceship located halfway between them.

2. Relevant equations

F=Gm1m2/r^2

G = 6.673x10^-11

earth mass = 5.98x10^24

moon mass = 7.36x10^22

3. The attempt at a solution

I found the force exerted by the earth on the spaceship and then the force exerted by the moon on the spaceship. Did I do that right?

Please help, this is one of my non-favorite topics.

thanks!

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