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# Net Gravitational Force

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The table below gives the masses of the Earth, the Moon, and the Sun.
Earth 5.97*1024 kg
Moon 7.35*1022 kg
Sun 1.99*1030 kg

The average distance between the Earth and the Moon is 3.84*108 m. The average distance between the Earth and the Sun is 1.50*1011 m. Use this information to answer the following questions.

(A) Find the net gravitational force F_net acting on the Earth in the Sun-Earth-Moon system during the new moon (when the moon is located directly between the Earth and the Sun). Express your answer in newtons to three significant figures.

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The table below gives the masses of the Earth, the Moon, and the Sun.
Earth 5.97*1024 kg
Moon 7.35*1022 kg
Sun 1.99*1030 kg

The average distance between the Earth and the Moon is 3.84*108 m. The ...

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