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Assertion :If a particle projected horizontally just above the surface of the earth with a speed greater than escape speed, then it will escape from gravitational influence of the earth. Assume that particle has a clear path. Reason: Escape velocity is independent of its direction.

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Both Assertion and Reason are correct and Reason is the correct explanation for Assertion
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Both Assertion and Reason are correct but Reason is not the correct explanation for Assertion
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Assertion is correct but Reason is incorrect
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Assertion is incorrect and Reason is correct
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Solution

The correct option is A Both Assertion and Reason are correct and Reason is the correct explanation for Assertion
Escape velocity is the minimum velocity with which an object is thrown so that object will escape from the gravitational speed.
It doesn't depend on its direction.
So, both assertion and reason are correct and reason is the correct explanation for assertion.

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