# Solve for m2

• August 18th 2009, 06:25 PM
sharkman
Solve for m2
Solve for m2.

F = (G)(m1)(m2) divided by d^2
• August 18th 2009, 06:30 PM
Chris L T521
Quote:

Originally Posted by sharkman
Solve for m2.

F = (G)(m1)(m2) divided by d^2

$F=\frac{Gm_1m_2}{d^2}$

First, if you're solving for $m_2$, multiply both sides by the denominator, $d^2$:

$Fd^2=Gm_1m_2$

Can you try to get $m_2$ by itself?
• August 18th 2009, 06:39 PM
sharkman
then...
Quote:

Originally Posted by Chris L T521
$F=\frac{Gm_1m_2}{d^2}$

First, if you're solving for $m_2$, multiply both sides by the denominator, $d^2$:

$Fd^2=Gm_1m_2$

Can you try to get $m_2$ by itself?

Is the answer [F(d^2)]/Gm1 = m2?
• August 18th 2009, 06:40 PM
Chris L T521
Quote:

Originally Posted by sharkman
Is the answer [F(d^2)]/Gm1 = m2?

$\frac{Fd^2}{Gm_1}=m_2$ is correct!