Newton's Law of Gravitation

Newton's Law of Gravitation problem 2

The Sun, Earth, and Moon form a right triangle with the shortest and longest sides of lengths 380,000 km and 150 million km respectively. What is the resultant of the gravitational forces on the Moon? The mass of the Earth is , the mass of the Sun is 330,000 times that of the Earth, and the mass of the Moon is one-eighty-first that of the Earth.


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