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Unformatted text preview: gravity on the apple and the acceleration of the apple is large. The apple also exerts a gravitational force on the Earth of the same amount . However, the acceleration the Earth experiences is vastly smaller than the apple's acceleration since the Earth's mass is vastly larger than the apple's---you will ordinarily refer to the apple falling to the Earth, rather than the Earth moving toward the apple or that they are falling toward each other....
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