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## Homework Statement

earth has a mass of 5.98x10^24 kg and the moon has a mass of 7.35x10^22 kg. The distance from the centre of the moon to the centre of the Earth is 3.84x10^8 m. A rocket with a total mass of 1200 kg is 3.0x10^8 m from the centre of the Earth and directly in between Earth and the moon. Find the net gravitational force on the rocket from the Earth and moon.

## Homework Equations

Fnet=Gm1m2/r^2 + Fnet=Gm2m3/r^2

## The Attempt at a Solution

Rocket to earth:

Fnet=5.32N=5.3N

Rocket to the moon:

Fnet=5.32N-0.833

Fnet=4.48N=4.5N rounded

Therefore, the net force of the rocket to the moon is 4.5N Right and the net force from the rocket to Earth is 5.3N Left.

I was just wondering if my Final statement is correct.