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

Suppose that three astronomical objects (1, 2, and 3) are observed to lie on a line, and that the distance from object 1 to object 3 is D. Given that object 1 has 1.5 times the mass of object 3 and seven times the mass of object 2, find the distance (in terms of D) between objects 1 and 2 for which the net force on object 2 is zero.

____ D m

2. Relevant equations

F = (G x m1 x m2) / r^2

3. The attempt at a solution

I drew a diagram of this, and had no luck figuring out what to do next.

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# Homework Help: Suppose that three astronomical objects

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