How high above the surface of the Earth must a mass be located so its gravitational potential energy is only 17.00% of its value on the surface?
PEg=(-GMm)/r, PElocal= mgy where y is height the object can fall
The Attempt at a Solution
I've tried a couple of different things but all my variables cancel out.
r1/0.17=r2 If I randomly set r1 to be 1 r2= 5.88235 but that doesn't make sense because if you raise an object by 5m it would have a greater PEg
Any suggestions on where to go?