### Neet Solved Paper 2015 Question 14

##### Question: Two spherical bodies of masses M and 5M and radii R and 2R are released in free space with initial separation between their centres equal to 12 R. If they attract each other due to gravitational force only, then the distance covered by the smaller body before collision is

#### Options:

A) $ 2.5R $

B) $ 4.5R $

C) $ 7.5R $

D) $ 1.5R $

## Show Answer

#### Answer:

Correct Answer: C

#### Solution:

Suppose, the smaller body cover a distance x before collision,

then $ Mx=5M(9R-x) $ or $ x=45R-5x $ or $ x=\frac{45R}{6}=7.5R $