This problem involves factors affecting the period of a simple pendulum in SHM.

Period:

$\overline{){\mathbf{T}}{\mathbf{=}}{\mathbf{2}}{\mathbf{\pi}}\sqrt{\frac{\mathbf{l}}{\mathbf{g}}}}$

When the mass of a simple pendulum is tripled, the time required for one complete vibration

- Increases by a factor of 2
- Increases by a factor of 3
- Does not change
- Decreases to one third of its original value
- Decreases to 1/√3 of its original value.

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