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    I have a test next week...

    The moon pulls on the earth with one-sith the force that the earth exerts on the moon.

    a) true
    b) false
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    Quote Originally Posted by babygirl
    The moon pulls on the earth with one-sith the force that the earth exerts on the moon.

    a) true
    b) false
    b) False.

    Consider Newton's third law. If the Earth is pulling on the Moon with a force F, the Moon has to pull on the Earth with an equal, but oppositely directed force -F.

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