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Two identical tiny balls of highly compressed matter are 1.50 m apart. When released in an orbiting space station, they accelerate toward each other at 2.00 cm/s2. What is the mass of each of them? (G = 6.67 × 10-11 N ∙ m2/kg2)
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6.75 × 108 kg

F = Gm*m/r^2 = ma

a = Gm/r^2

m = a*r^2/G = (2*1e-2*1.5*1.5)/(6.67*1e-11) = 6.75*10^8 kg

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