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    Three masses are arranged on the vertices of an equilateral triangle. Find the gravitational force (magnitude and direction) on one of them according to the data given in the file.

    An equilateral triangle 59.0 m on a side has a m1 = 20.00 kg mass at one corner, a m2 = 35.00 kg mass at another corner, and a m3 = 115.00 kg mass at the third corner. Find the magnitude and direction of the net force acting on the 20.00 kg mass.
    ________ N
    ________° counterclockwise from the positive x-axis

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    The 4 pages solution shows in great detail how to calculate the total gravitational force on a point mass due to other masses around it.