Consider the following statements:

  1. The Earth’s gravity is stronger at the poles than at the equator
  2. The centrifugal force cancels out the gravity negligibly more at the equator than at the poles
  3. The poles are closer to the center due to the equatorial bulge and thus have a stronger gravitational field

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [D] 1, 2 and 3

All the three statements are correct. The first statement is a fact and second and third statements are its reasons.

This question is a part of GKToday's Integrated IAS General Studies Module