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# How do mass and distance affect the gravitational attraction between objects?

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###### November 09, 2010 10:31PM

The force of gravity acts between all objects. If *mass*
increases, the force of gravity increases. If *distance*
increases, the force of gravity *decreases.*

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### How do mass and distance affect gravitational attraction between objects?

Well, the equation for calculating the gravitational force
between two objects is Fg= GMm/r2. So, G is the universal
gravitation constant. Uppercase M is the larger mass and lowercase
m is the smaller mass of the two. R is the distance between the
centre of the two masses assuming they are spherical masses. So, to
answer your question, the mass and distance directly affects the
gravitational attraction of two objects. The greater the mass and
the less distance, the greater the gravitational attraction. When
distance is increased between two objects, the gravitational
attraction decreases. This goes the same for mass.

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