Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (3rd Edition)

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Chapter 7 - Section 7.2 - Potential Energy - Got It?: 7.2

Answer

b)

Work Step by Step

The force of gravity is slightly lower as you get further away from earth, which means that the work done is lower as well. Since work is equal to change in energy, this means that the change in potential energy must be slightly less as well.
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