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# Net Gravitational Field between Two Objects

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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 distance between the center of Object A and the center of Object B is $d$. The person is standing at a distance of $\frac{3}{4}d$ from Object A.

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

A

$\longleftarrow, \text{ toward Object A}$

B

$\longrightarrow, \text{ toward Object B}$

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.