# Choose the Correct Alternative: Acceleration Due to Gravity Increases/Decreases with Increasing Altitude. - Physics

#### Question

Choose the correct alternative:

Acceleration due to gravity increases/decreases with increasing altitude.

#### Solution

Decreases

Acceleration due to gravity at depth h is given by the relation:

g_h = (1-(2h)/Re)g

Where,

R_e = Radius of the Earth

g = Acceleration due to gravity on the surface of the Earth

It is clear from the given relation that acceleration due to gravity decreases with an increase in height.

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