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If the distance between two masses is doubled, the gravitational attraction between them Is doubled 


A
Is doubled
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B
Becomes 4 times
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C
Is reduced to half
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D
Is reduced to a quarter
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Solution

The correct option is D Is reduced to a quarter
According to Newton's law of law of gravitational force of gravitational is inversely proportional to the square of distance between the bodies so distance is doubled force of gravitational will reduce by $$\dfrac { 1 }{ 4 } $$.

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