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Gravitational Pull of Star and Planet

The star has a mass n_1 times that of the planet, which orbits this star. For a person on the planet, the average distance to the center of the star is n_2 times the distance to the center of the planet.

In magnitude, what is the ratio of the star's gravitational force on you to the planet's gravitational force on you?

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The gravitational pull between two objects with masses M and m which have a distance r between them is:

F = GmM / r^2

Where G is the universal ...

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This solution determines the ratio of the star's gravitational force on you tot he planet's gravitational force on you based on the situation conditions. All calculations and explanations are shown in a clear, stepwise manner.

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