# What Constant Results from Manipulating Gravitational Force Calculations?

• almost__overnow
In summary, the question is asking for the result of dividing the gravitational force between two massive bodies by the product of their masses and then multiplying by the square of the distance between their centers of mass. This is not the correct formula for calculating gravitational force and would not always result in a single number.
almost__overnow
If the gravitational force between two massive bodies were measured and divided by the product of their masses, and then multiplied by the square of the distance between their centers of mass, what number would result?

is it 9.8N?

almost__overnow said:
If the gravitational force between two massive bodies were measured and divided by the product of their masses, and then multiplied by the square of the distance between their centers of mass, what number would result?

is it 9.8N?

How did you get that number, show your work!

No it isn't. What's the formula for gravitational force? And especially put in the units. You will easily see you aren't left with just N.

G= 6.67 X 10-11 N/kg2/m2

That's Newtons graviational constant. What is the whole formula for gravitational force? hint: it contains the constant you mentioned.

almost__overnow said:
If the gravitational force between two massive bodies were measured and divided by the product of their masses, and then multiplied by the square of the distance between their centers of mass, what number would result?

is it 9.8N?

Gravity ISN'T calculated that way. And if it were, or if you used the correct formula, do you really think you would always get a single number, regardless of what those masses and distance are? Please go back and read the question again. What you have written is nonsense.

## 1. What is gravitational force?

Gravitational force is the force of attraction between two objects with mass. It is responsible for keeping objects in orbit around larger objects, such as planets around the sun.

## 2. How is gravitational force calculated?

The gravitational force between two objects can be calculated using the equation F = (G * m1 * m2) / r^2, where F is the force, G is the gravitational constant, m1 and m2 are the masses of the two objects, and r is the distance between them.

## 3. What is the role of gravitational force in the universe?

Gravitational force plays a crucial role in the structure and movement of the universe. It is responsible for the formation and stability of galaxies, stars, and planets, and it also governs the motion of celestial bodies.

## 4. How does the strength of gravitational force change with distance?

The strength of gravitational force decreases as the distance between two objects increases. This relationship is described by the inverse-square law, which means that doubling the distance between two objects will result in a quarter of the original gravitational force.

## 5. What are some everyday examples of gravitational force?

Some everyday examples of gravitational force include the gravitational pull of the Earth keeping us grounded, the moons orbiting around planets, and the tides caused by the moon's gravitational pull on the Earth's oceans.

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