Table of Contents

- 1 What happens to the gravitational force between two masses when one of the masses is halved?
- 2 What happens to the gravitational force between two masses if the distance between the masses is doubled?
- 3 What happens to the gravitational force between two objects if masses of both objects are doubled and distance between them is halved?
- 4 What will happen to the gravitational force when the distance between the Centre of the two bodies is halved?
- 5 What change will occur in the gravitational force when distance between two objects is reduced to 1 4th?
- 6 How does the force of gravitation between two objects change when the distance between them becomes one third?
- 7 How does the force of gravitation between two objects change when the distance is reduced to half?

## What happens to the gravitational force between two masses when one of the masses is halved?

Since the gravitational force is directly proportional to the mass of both interacting objects, more massive objects will attract each other with a greater gravitational force. If the mass of both of the objects is doubled, then the force of gravity between them is quadrupled; and so on.

## What happens to the gravitational force between two masses if the distance between the masses is doubled?

So as two objects are separated from each other, the force of gravitational attraction between them also decreases. If the separation distance between two objects is doubled (increased by a factor of 2), then the force of gravitational attraction is decreased by a factor of 4 (2 raised to the second power).

**What will be the gravitational force between two bodies if the distance between them is halved keeping their masses constant?**

Answer: when the distance between the 2 objects is halved, the gravitational force between the 2 objects is doubled.

### What happens to the gravitational force between two objects if masses of both objects are doubled and distance between them is halved?

When the mass of an object is doubled then the force between them is doubled. When the distance between the objects is doubled then force between them is one fourth. When the masses of both objects are doubled then the force between them is four times.

### What will happen to the gravitational force when the distance between the Centre of the two bodies is halved?

Hence, when the distance between the centers of the two body is halved the gravitational force increases by 4 times. Hence, when the distance between the centers of the two body is doubled and their centers is halved the gravitational force increases by 16 times.

**What happens to force when distance is doubled?**

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 change will occur in the gravitational force when distance between two objects is reduced to 1 4th?

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.

## How does the force of gravitation between two objects change when the distance between them becomes one third?

According to the law of gravitation, the force of attraction acting between two bodies is given by, Thus, when the distance between the objects is reduced to half the gravitational force increases by four times the original force.

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

So as the mass of either object increases, the force of gravitational attraction between them also increases. Since gravitational force is inversely proportional to the square of the separation distance between the two interacting objects, more separation distance will result in weaker gravitational forces.