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# The mass of the moon is about 1.2% of the mass of the earth. Compared to the gravitational force that earth exerts on the moon, the gravitational force the moon exerts on earth :

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is the same
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is smaller
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is greater
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Varies with its plane
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Solution

## The correct option is A is the sameThe gravitation force of attraction between two bodies is given by, F=−Gm1m2r2 where G= gravitational constant, m1,m2 be the masses of bodies and r be the distance between them.As the force depends on the product of masses and distance between them, so same force will exert on each other.

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