Posted by **Jon** on Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 6:52pm.

In calculating the force of gravity between two objects, if the distance between the objects increased 4 times, the force of gravity will.

A)decrease by 1/16

B)increase by 1/4

C)decrease by 1/4

D)decrease by 4 times

after what I gathered it has to increase but I thought by 4 but thats not a choice so its B, increase by 1/4

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**tchrwill**, Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 7:35pm
The force of attraction between two bodies varies inversely with the square of the distance. If the distance is increased 4 times, the force of attraction between the two bodies decreases by 1/4^2.

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**Jon**, Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 7:40pm
ok I misread what I found its 1/16 I understand why and how. thank you

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**Jesse**, Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at 1:07am
A player kicks a football with an inital velocity of 3.00 m/s at an angle of 60.00 degress above the horizontal distance traveled by the football?

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