# The force of gravity between two objects depends on which of the following items?

The force of gravity between two objects depends on which of the following items?

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1. potatochin21 says:

-- The equal, mutual forces of gravity between two objects depend on the product
of the two masses ... it doesn't matter whether the masses are equal or there's
one huge mass and one minuscule mass. It's the product that counts.

-- The force also depends on the distance between the centers of the two objects.

2. richtercatrina16 says:

I think the answer is B

3. emberjohnson26 says:

The force of gravity between two objects depends on mass and distance

4. maxpaz782 says:

Sir Isaac Newton considered gravity as a force that attracts two objects towards each other depending upon the factors such as the mass present in it and the distance between them.

Later Sir Albert Einstein modified this theory describing that the gravitational force comes into the picture due to the deformation of time in the space, which could be possibly due to the presence of certain energy.

Thus, we can say that an object experiences a gravitational pull on the earth due to the presence of some mass in it and the distance between them.

Exactly two things:

1).  The product of the two masses.

2).  The distance between the centers of the two objects.

-- It doesn't matter whether the objects have nearly the same mass, or whether
one is huge and the other one is tiny.  It's their product that counts.
The Earth pulls you toward it with the same force as you pull the Earth toward you.
The Earth's weight on you is the same as your weight on the Earth.

-- The force of gravity between two objects doesn't depend on anything between
them.  There's no way to block gravity or shield anything from it.

6. kukisbae says:

b

Explanation:

7. litzy9506 says:

all scientist can observe the same facts but come up with different explanation

8. zariyastanfield4452 says:

According to the Newton gravitational law the force of attraction is directly proportional to the product of body masses and inversely proportional to the distance separating them

Hence correct answer is The mass of the two objects and the distance between them

9. jaibean1202 says:

Depends on two factors: mass and distance.

10. Leggett3146 says:

There is an equation for this, and it will help us answer the question:

F = G × m₁*m₂ ÷ r²

The question already tells us the force of gravity between two objects depends on the objects' mass. Now we have to find a second factor.

Their shapes are not a secondary factor to this question.

What they are made of is not a factor to the gravitational force between the two.

Their weights have nothing to do with this either.

However, the distance does. According to the equation

F = G × m₁*m₂ ÷ r²

r² is the radius, or in other words, the distance between the two masses from their center of gravity. Therefore the distance and masses of two objects are what affect the gravitational pull between the two.

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