#### Question

Two bodies A and B of masses 10 kg and 20 kg respectively are at the same height above the ground. Which of the two has greater potential energy ?

#### Solution

** Body A ** ** Body B**

P.`E_1`=`m_1`gh P.`E_2`=`m_2`gh

P.`E_1`=10×gh P.`E_2`=20 ×gh

As g is constant and h is same in both the cases

Pe_{2} is greater than PE.

Hence, Potential energy of body B (more mass) is greater than the P.E. of body A.

Or

As height of body A and is same and ‘g’ is constant, the body with greater mass i.e. body B has greater potential energy.

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Solution Two Bodies a and B of Masses 10 Kg and 20 Kg Respectively Are at the Same Height Above the Ground. Which of the Two Has Greater Potential Energy ? Concept: Gravitational Potential Energy.