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    A star has a planet held in orbit by gravitational attraction

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    A star has a planet held in orbit by gravitational attraction.

    a) if the mass of the star was doubled, what effect would this have on the gravitational attraction between the star and its planet? Explain.

    b) If the distance between the star and the planet were three times as great, what effect would this have on their gravitational attraction for each other? Explain.

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    Solution Summary

    This solution involves a star that has a planet held in orbit by gravitational attraction and calculates a) the effect that an increase in the star's mass would have on the gravitational attraction and b) the effect that an increase in distance would have on the gravitational attraction.

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