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Problem: The force due to gravity between two objects can be described using the equation Fg = GM1M2/d2. In this equation, what does d represent? A) the universal gravitational constant B) the density of the smaller object C) the distance between the two objects

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Force due to gravity between two objects:

Fg=GM1M2d2

Fg is the force in Newtons, M1 and M2 represent the two masses in kilograms, G represents the gravitational constant, and d is the separation in meters.

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The force due to gravity between two objects can be described using the equation Fg = GM1M2/d2. In this equation, what does d represent? 

A) the universal gravitational constant 

B) the density of the smaller object 

C) the distance between the two objects

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