Can someone help me with these two questions:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

a. Imagine two spherical planets fixed on the x-axis, one with mass M at the origin, and the other with identical mass M at the position x = +100.0 units. At what position along the x-axis between the two masses could you position yourself so that you would experience a net gravitational force of zero? (I.e., at what x-position do the two gravitational force vectors acting on you exactly cancel? YOU do NOT need to show your work for this part.)

b. Now imagine a similar arrangement of two planets, but with a mass of 4M at the origin. Again, at what position along the x-axis between the two masses would you experience a net gravitational force of zero? Show your work.

THANKS!!

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# Homework Help: Two gravitational force questions

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