Explore BrainMass

Explore BrainMass

    Magnitude of force the earth exerts on the moon

    This content was COPIED from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

    Using the mass of the earth and moon, try to find the force that the earth exerts on the moon:

    The mass of the Earth is me = 5.98 x 1024 kg, and the mass of the Moon is mm = 7.36 x 1022 kg. The average Earth to Moon distance is 3.84 x 108 m. The universal gravitational constant is G = 6.67 x 10-11 Nm2/kg2.

    Calculate the magnitude of the force the Earth exerts on the Moon. (Select one.)

    a. 7.64 x 1028
    b. 1.99 x 1031
    c. 1.99 x 1020
    d. 3.0 x 1030

    © BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com February 24, 2021, 2:38 pm ad1c9bdddf
    https://brainmass.com/physics/inverse-square-law/magnitude-force-earth-exerts-moon-33612

    Solution Preview

    The solution is attached below in two files. The files are identical in content, ...

    Solution Summary

    With careful explanations and graphs, the problem is solved.

    $2.19

    ADVERTISEMENT