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Homework Help: Resultant gravitational field strength

  1. Aug 20, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Consider the objects X and Y, each of mass 8000kg and 2000m apart where XYP forms an equilateral triangle. Determine the resultant gravitational field strength at point P due to objects X and Y.

    2. Relevant equations

    G= GM/R^2

    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Aug 22, 2012 #2

    Simon Bridge

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    Welcome to PF;
    To get the most out of these forums you should show your attempt at the solution - even if you are just talking about your thinking. That way we can target our assistance.

    In this case, the place to start is to draw the situation, then draw in the force vectors.
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