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Why is there only a very small force of gravity between two apples?

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The force of gravity is dependent on the masses of the objects and the inverse square of the distance. No matter how close you bring the two apples, their mass is so small compared to the other masses acting on them (primarily the Earth itself).
When you throw an apple into the air, it will fall back down to the ground. At the same time, the Earth actually "falls" toward the apple. However this "fall" is so small that you can't measure it.

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The same reason for the very small force of gravity between two PCs...why do you ask?

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