# The earth is assumed to be a sphere of radius R . A platform is arranged at a height R from the surface of the Earth. The escape velocity of a body from this platform is fv, where v is its escape velocity from the surface of the earth. The value of f is

Q: The earth is assumed to be a sphere of radius R . A platform is arranged at a height R from the surface of the Earth. The escape velocity of a body from this platform is fv, where v is its escape velocity from the surface of the earth. The value of f is

(a) 1/3

(b) 1/2

(c) √2

(d) 1/√2