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If acceleration due to gravity is 10m/s2, what will be the potential energy of a body of mass 1kg kept at a height of 5m?

Answer :

The potential energy of a body is calculated by using the formula:
Potential Energy = m x g x h
Mass, m = 1kg
Acceleration due to gravity, g = 10m/s2
Height, h = 5m
So, putting these values in the above formula, we get:
Potential Energy = 1 x 10 x 5 = 50J
Thus, the potential energy of the body is 50 joules.

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