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If the distance between two objects, each of mass 'M', is tripled, the force of attraction between the two objects is:

w) 1/2 the original force

x) 1/3 the original force

y) 1/9 the original force

z) unchanged
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Correct answer is y) 1/9 the original force

Initial force of the attraction between them, F1 = Gm1m2/d2GM2/d2

Tripling the distance between the two objects will give F2 = GM2/(3d)2  = GM2/9d2 = 9GM2/d2 = 9F1

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