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If mass 1 and mass 3 are 5.00 kg, what is the total gravitational potential energy of the three masses?

M,
Mз
5.0 cm
5.0 cm
20.0 cm
20.0 kg
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M, Mз 5.0 cm 5.0 cm 20.0 cm 20.0 kg

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The formula for the gravitational potential energy is:

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GMm U=

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The distance between the mass 20.0 ...

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r= (20.0 cm)* +(5.0 cm)* = 20.62 cm

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