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## What happens to the gravitational attraction with smaller objects?

There is a gravitational force of attraction between every object in the universe. The size of the gravitational force **is proportional to the masses of the objects and weakens as the distance between them increases**.

## What happens to the force of gravitational attraction between two small objects if the mass of each object is doubled and the distance between the them is also doubled *?

(2) As such when both the masses are doubled, their **product will become 4 times**. Hence force of attraction will be quadrupled. (1) When distance between objects is doubled, force of attraction will become 122=14 times i.e. will become one-fourth.

## What would happen to the size of the gravitational force of attraction between two objects if the distance between the centers were halved?

when the distance between the 2 objects is halved, **the gravitational force between the 2 objects is doubled**. when the distance between the 2 objects is doubled then the gravitational force doubles.

## What will happen to the gravitational force between two objects if the distance between the objects in reduced half?

The force of gravitation between two objects is inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them therefore the gravity will **become four times** if distance between them is reduced to half.

## Which two changes would increase the gravitational force between two objects?

Hence, the gravitational force between two objects can be increased by **increasing their masses, or by decreasing the distance between them**.

## What affects the gravitational force between two objects?

When dealing with the force of gravity between two objects, there are only two things that are important – **mass, and distance**. The force of gravity depends directly upon the masses of the two objects, and inversely on the square of the distance between them.

## What happens to the force of attraction between two objects when distance between them as well as each of the mass is increased to 4 times?

So as the mass of either object increases, the **force of gravitational attraction** between them also increases. … If the separation distance between any two objects is tripled (increased by a factor of 3), then the force of gravitational attraction is decreased by a factor of 9 (3 raised to the second power).

## Which of the following best describes what happens to the force of attraction if the distance between two objects is increased?

Which of the following best describes what happens to the gravity (force of attraction) if the distance between two objects is increased? **It decreases**.

## What is the gravitational force between two objects attractive at large distances only?

Newton’s Law of Gravitation tells that gravitational attractive force between two objects is **directly proportional to the product of the masses and inversely proportional to the square of the separation distance**.