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# An apple falls from a tree because of gravitational attraction between the earth and apple. If F1 is the magnitude of force exerted by the earth on apple and F2 is the magnitude of force exerted by apple on the earth, then:

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F1 >F2
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F1 =F2
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F1 =F2 = 0
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F1<F2
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## The correct option is B F1 =F2According to Newton's universal law of gravitation, the gravitational force between two masses m1 and m2 separated by a distance d is given by: F=G m1m2d2 This gravitational force acts along the line joining the two masses which are equal in magnitude but opposite in direction. Therefore, the force exerted by apple on the Earth and the force exerted by the Earth on apple are equal in magnitude.

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