Two spherical bodies of mass M and 5M and radii R and 2R respectively are released in free space with initial separation between their centres equal to 12R. If they attract each other due to gravitational force only, then the distance covered by the smaller body just before collision is |
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Two spherical bodies of mass M and 5M and radii R and 2R respectively are released in free space with initial separation between their centres equal to 12R. If they attract each other due to gravitational force only, then the distance covered by the smaller body just before collision is |
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**(c)**

Let at O there will be a collision. If smaller sphere moves distance to reach at O, then bigger sphere will move a distance of

Thus, dividing Eq. (i) by Eq. (ii), we get

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