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The height at which the weight of a body
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The height at which the weight of a body becomes 1/16th its weight on the surface of earth (Radius R ) is:
A
4R
B
5R
C
15R
D
3R
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Updated on : 2022-09-05
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$(R+h)_{2}GMm =161 R_{2}GMm (R+h)_{2}1 =16R_{2}1 or,(R+hR )_{2}=161 ⇒R+hR =41 .∴R+h=4R⇒h=3R$
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