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Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics
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Short Answer

What is the total gravitational potential energy of the three masses in

The total gravitational potential energy is

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Step by Step Solution

Step1 : Given information

mass of ball

mass of ball

mass of ball

distance between ball and

Newton's gravitational constant

Step 2: Explanation

From the given , the distance between mass and will be calculated by Pythagoras theorem,

the distance between mass and will be calculated by Pythagoras theorem,

the gravitational potential energy for mass to is calculated as,

The gravitational potential energy for mass to is calculated as,

The gravitational potential energy for mass to is calculated as,

The total gravitational potential energy

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