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Item EG093001: The gravitational potential energy of an object depends on the object’s distance from the center of the earth but not the speed of the object.

The gravitational potential energy of an object depends on which of the following?

  1. Both the speed of the object and the object’s distance from the center of the earth
  2. The speed of the object but not the object’s distance from the center of the earth
  3. The object’s distance from the center of the earth but not the speed of the object
  4. Neither the speed of the object nor the object’s distance from the center of the earth
Distribution of Responses
Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item EG093001
Scale Score for Item Difficulty
(200[Easy]-800[Difficult])
521
Students Responding Correctly
Group Correct Total Percent
Overall 1111 3244 34%
Grades
  6–8 556 1794 31%
  9–12 555 1440 39%
Gender
  Male554156435%
  Female529160133%
Primary Language
  English989281335%
  Other9132528%

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