The earth and the moon are attracted to each other by gravitational force. Does the earth attract the moon with a force that is greater or smaller or the same as the force with which the moon attracts the earth? Why?

Answer

According to the universal law of gravitation, two objects attract each other with equal force but in opposite direction.

Therefore, the earth attracts the moon with the same force as the moon attracts the earth.

  1. Class 9
  2. Chapter 10 Class 9 - Gravitation

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