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Two steel balls are at a distance S from one another. As the mass of ONE of the balls is doubled, the gravitational force of attraction between them is:

w) quartered

x) halved

y) doubled

z) quadrupled
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Answer is y) doubled

Let their masses be m2 and m2.

Initial gravitational force of attraction between them, F1Gm1m2/S2

Doubling the mass of ONE of the balls gives a new gravitational force of attraction between them, F2 = 2Gm1m2/S2 = 2F1

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