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Why Gravitational potential energy is positive since Gravity acts downward and body is lifted upwards as per books explanation, then P.E should be -mgh. Explain Breifly

Why Gravitational potential energy is positive since Gravity acts downward and body is lifted upwards as per books explanation, then P.E should be -mgh. Explain Breifly
 

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Arun
25758 Points
3 years ago
Because a negative amount of work is done to bring an object closer to the Earth, gravitational potential energy is always a negative number when using this reference point.

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