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Two identical satellites are in orbit about the earth. As the drawing shows, one orbit has a radius r and the other 2r. The centripetal force on the satellite in the larger orbit is ________ as that on the satellite in the smaller orbit. (a) The same (b) Twice as great (c) Four times as great (d) Half as great (e) One-fourth as great




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