Problem 11P

IP Three 6.75-kg masses are at the corners of an equilateral triangle and located in space far from any other masses. (a) If the sides of the triangle are 1.25 m long, find the magnitude of the net force exerted on each of the three masses. (b) How does your answer to part (a) change if the sides of the triangle are doubled in length?

Solution 11P

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For an equilateral triangle we need to find (a) the magnitude of net force exerted, and (b) how will the force of part(a) change if the sides of the triangle are doubled.