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## Homework Statement

## Homework Equations

Force due to gravity ##\frac{GM_em}{r^2}##

## The Attempt at a Solution

C) is incorrect as there would be no torque on the satellite about the center of earth .

I think B) is correct . But I am not entirely sure about the reasoning .Here is what I think -

In the frame of reference of satellite ,the two forces acting would be the force due to gravity ##\frac{GM_em}{r^2}## towards the center of earth and the centrifugal force ##\frac{mv^2}{r}## away from the center of earth. As the force due to gravity decreases there would be an unbalanced force in radially outward direction which would move the satellite in orbit of larger radius .

Is the reasoning correct ?

Thanks

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