Gravitational potential energy of the body of mass m is given by,

$$ U = – \frac{GMm}{r}$$

where,

M is the mass of earth.

r is the distance between M and m and r>R.

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# What is the formula of gravitational potential energy?

Gravitational potential energy of the body of mass m is given by,

$$ U = – \frac{GMm}{r}$$

where,

M is the mass of earth.

r is the distance between M and m and r>R.