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1. Is it even accurate?

Yes. It is literally the universal law of gravitation. This equation has accurately described the force of gravity between two objects since its derivation hundreds of years ago. It is an instrumental component of understanding Newtonian mechanics, which have led to innumerable scientific and technological advancements.

2. Why do they need to use symbols for this?

Because it's a mathematical expression? What sort of a question is this? If you're curious what force of gravity between two objects is, you're going to need to use this equation. You cannot just describe every instance of gravitation in the universe qualitatively. That is grossly inaccurate.

The constant "G" is Newton's Gravitational constant and is completely necessary unless you want to get an inaccurate answer. It's a proportionality constant that linked the relationship between the force and the masses/distances of the objects in question. Read the Wikipedia page on the constant if you want to know more. You have no excuse not to have done that already, honestly.

No, you cannot just "Change the units." That's not how reality functions.

3. Are you gonna say why the distance is squared?

Because the fucking strength of the force follows an inverse square law? Double the distance but keep everything else the same, and the force drops by a factor of four. Triple the distance, drops by a factor of nine. Quadruple, sixteen, etc.

The reason there is a radius squared here is because that is literally how this force operates. It's not some arbitrary nonsense, it is part of the literal foundation describing the force of gravitation between two masses.

This is possibly the stupidest thread I've ever seen on this terrible board and furthers my belief that if any of you are genuinely curious about the sciences, this is potentially the least appropriate place to discuss the topic. This is a board where people unironically discuss the idea that the Earth is flat.