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# Is gravitational constant a large or a small number?

Updated: 10/18/2022

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The gravitational constant is a small number. It is 6.674 x 10-11 N m2 kg-2.

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### Is the gravitational constant a large or a small number State the reason for your answer?

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### When would the force of gravity between a planet and the sun be greater?

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### Which describes how the same force affects small mass and a large mass?

Gravitationally, the same force does not affect a small mass and a large mass.The small mass is acted upon by a smaller gravitational force, and the large massis acted upon by a larger gravitational force. The result is that the small mass andthe large mass fall with the same acceleration, and meet the ground with the samespeed. During the fall, onlookers typically nudge each other and remark to each other:"My word! The large mass weighs more than the small mass!" They are correct in theirimpression, and the scientific reason behind their perspicacious observation is the factthat the gravitational force acting on the large mass is greater than the gravitationalforce acting on the small mass.

### What two variables does gravitational energy depend on?

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### How can the moon have a gravitational pull?

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