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A satellite is orbiting around the earth. The centripetal acceleration of the satellite is given by:
I. Distance from the center of the Earth
II. Mass of the Earth
III. Mass of the satellite

A
I only
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I and II only
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C
III only
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D
I and III only
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E
I, II, and III
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Solution

The correct option is B I and II only
Let the satellite revolves around the earth of mass M in a circular orbit of radius r.
Thus centripetal acceleration of the satellite a=GMr2
Hence option B is correct.

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