# How does Newton's third law apply to gravitational force?

See explanation below

#### Explanation:

According to Newton's third law, For every action there is always an equal & opposite reaction

The gravitational force ${F}_{G}$ of attraction between any two point masses ${m}_{1}$ & ${m}_{2}$ separated by a distance $d$ is given as

${F}_{G} = \setminus \frac{G {m}_{1} {m}_{2}}{{d}^{2}}$

The above formula shows that mass ${m}_{1}$ attracts mass ${m}_{2}$ with a force ${F}_{G}$ hence as a reaction it also experience the equal & opposite gravitation force ${F}_{G}$ exerted by mass ${m}_{2}$

Hence Newton's third law is applicable to gravitational force