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Field Strength Distance

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Four objects are held at different distances above the surface of Earth.

Object 'A' has a mass 2M and is 5 meters above Earth's surface.

Object 'B' has a mass 3M and is 3 meters above Earth's surface.

Object 'C' has a mass M and is 1.5 meters above Earth's surface.

Object 'D' has a mass 1.5M and is 0.75 meters above Earth's surface.

Which of the following correctly ranks the strength of the gravitational field at the location of the objects from strongest field to weakest field?

A

$A = B = C = D$

B

$D > C > B > A$

C

$A > B > C > D$

D

$B > A > D > C$