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- Homework Statement
- A test object of mass m is placed at the origin of a two dimensional coordinate system. An object 1 of the same mass, is at (d, 0) and an object 2, of mass 2m is at (-d, l). What is the magnitude of the vector sum of the gravitational forces exerted on the test object by the other two objects

- Relevant Equations
- G = 6.6738 x 10^-11

First, start off with x and y directional forces

F (Test object 1) - F x(Test object 2)

I need help primarily with finding the horizontal component of the force from object 2. How do I find it and express it?

Thanks

F (Test object 1) - F x(Test object 2)

I need help primarily with finding the horizontal component of the force from object 2. How do I find it and express it?

Thanks