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The acceleration due to gravity at Earth's surface is directed towards the ________ of the Earth.

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equator
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centre
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south pole
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north pole
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Solution

The correct option is B centre
Center of gravity of an object is the point in the object on which the net gravitational force appears to act. Hence, gravitational force acts between center of gravities of two objects.

For Earth, center of gravity is at the center of the Earth. Hence, the acceleration due to gravity is always directed towards the centre of the Earth.

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