A satellite which is geostationary in a particular orbit is taken to another orbit. Its distance from the centre of earth in new orbit is 2 times that of the earlier orbit. The time period in the second orbit is 

(a) 4.8 hours                         (b) 482 hours

(c) 24 hours                           (d) 242 hours

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(b)     Tr3/2. If r becomes double then time period will becomes 232 times.
          So new time period will be 24×22 hr i.e. T=482

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