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What Happens to the Force Between Two Objects, If the Masses of Both Objects Are Doubled? - Physics

What happens to the force between two objects, if the masses of both objects are doubled?

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Solution

According to the universal law of gravitation, the force of gravitation between two objects is given by:-

`F=(Gm_1m_2)/r^2`

F is directly proportional to the product of masses of the objects. If the masses of both the objects are doubled, then the gravitational force becomes four times the original value.

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NCERT Class 9 Science Textbook
Chapter 10 Gravitation
Q 6.3 | Page 144
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