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If the distance between two mass points is halved, what happens to the gravitational force between them?

Option: 1

Gravitational force is doubled



Option: 2

Gravitational force is halved



Option: 3

Gravitational force remains the same



Option: 4

Gravitational force quadruples

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According to Newton's law of gravitation, the gravitational force between two mass points is inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them. 

i.e. F \propto \frac{1}{r^2}

So if the distance between them is halved, the force increases by a factor of 

(1 / 0.5)^2=4

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