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Gravitational Field: Halfway

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In the image are two objects. Object A has ten times the mass of Object B. Each object produces a gravitational field that exerts a gravitational force on the person. The person is standing halfway between the two objects.

What is the direction of the net gravitational field at the person's location?

A

$\longleftarrow$

B

$\longrightarrow$

C

The net gravitational field is zero at the person's location and therefore has no direction.

D

A gravitational field is a scalar and thus has no direction.