17. The acceleration due to gravity is given by ag= GM/r2, where Mis the mass of Earth andris the distance from Earth’s center. We substitute r = R + h, where Ris the radius of Earth and his the altitude, to obtain ag= GM /(R + h)2. We solve for
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