physics help!

The earth attracts a large flying bug toward its center with a force of 0.10 Newtons. With what force does the bug attract the earth itself?
1. 1.0 N
2. 0.10 N
3. Trillions of Newtons
4. 10 N
5. We need the mass of the bug.
6. Zero; the earth attracts the bug, not the other way around.
7. A very, very, very small fraction of a Newton, since the bug’s mass is negligible compared to the earth’s mass

  1. 👍
  2. 👎
  3. 👁
  1. Newton's third law: Equal and opposite

    1. 👍
    2. 👎
  2. 2) 0.10 N

    1. 👍
    2. 👎

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. Pre- AP Physics

    The earth exerts a force of 1400 N on an orbiting communications satellite that is 35 mi above the Earth. What is the magnitude of the force the satellite will exert on the earth? Answer in units of Newtons

  2. Physical Science

    Suppose you are traveling in a bus at highway speed on a nice summer day and the momentum of an unlucky bug is suddenly changed as it splatters onto the from window. a. Compared to the force that acts on the bug, how much force

  3. Physics

    The average distance separating Earth and the Moon (center to center) is 384 000 km. Use the data in Table 7.3 to find the net gravitational force exerted by Earth and the Moon on a 3.00 multiplied by 104 kg spaceship located

  4. Physics Gravitational Force

    Geosynchronous satellites orbit the Earth at a distance of 42000km from the Earth's center. Their angular velocity at this height is the same as the rotation of the Earth, so they appear stationary at certain locations in the sky.

  1. Physics

    Calculate the percentage of Earth’s gravitational force on the ISS astronauts while orbiting at an altitude of 248 miles above Earth’s surface. To do this, compare the gravitational force on an orbiting astronaut to the force

  2. Physics

    The Earth has a mass of 5.97 x10^24 kg and the Moon has a mass of 7.36 x10^22kg. The average distance between the center of the Earth and the center of the moon is 3.84 x10^8m. (a) How far away would the Moon need to be for the

  3. physics

    A spaceship of mass m travels from the Earth to the Moon along a line that passes through the center of the Earth and the center of the Moon. (a) At what distance from the center of the Earth is the force due to the Earth three

  4. physics

    Calculate the distance between the center of the earth and the center of the moon at which the gravitational force exerted by the earth on an object is equal in magnitude to the force exerted by the moon on the object.

  1. Physical Science 2

    The attraction or pull of a person's body toward the earth, by the earth is called weight. The reaction to this force is the: My answer is B A. earth's surface pushing against the person's body B. person's body pulling on the

  2. physics

    An object has a force of 10 newtons from the right and 17 newtons from the left. Once the object starts moving toward the right, an additional force of 7 newtons is applied from the right. What can you conclude about the direction

  3. physics

    A bookshelf is at rest in a room. A force of 35.0 newtons is applied to a bookshelf. If the floor imparts a frictional force of 2.90 newtons, what is the net force acting on the bookshelf? 37.9 newtons 32.1 newtons 33.1 newtons

  4. Math

    Mass is a measure of how much “stuff” is in an object. The SI unit for mass is the kilogram (kg). Weight depends on the force of gravity. The SI unit for force is the newton (N). On Earth, a 1-kg object weighs about 9.81 N.

You can view more similar questions or ask a new question.