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Compared to the Sun's gravitational force on the Earth, what is the Sun's gravitational force on Jupiter.

Jupiter's average distance from the Sun=5AU
Earth's average distance from the Sun=1AU

Jupiter's mass is 300 times larger than Earth.

I think the answer is 25 times weaker, but I am not positive.

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    (Jupiter gravity)/(Earth gravity) = 300/5^2 = 12 times stronger.

    The greater mass of Jupiter outweighs the its distance from the sun

    How did you come up wth 25 times less?

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