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 ?
Body A Body B
P.`E_1`=10×gh P.`E_2`=20 ×gh
As g is constant and h is same in both the cases Pe2 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.