The earth and the moon are attracted to each other by gravitational force. Does the earth attract the moon with a force that is greater or smaller or the same as the force with which the moon attracts the earth? Why?

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The earth attracts the moon with the same force as the moon attracts the earth.

We know from the third law of motion that each force has an equal and opposite force and the universal gravitational law also states the same i.e. the gravitational force of attraction between two bodies is the same.

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