A simple pendulum has a period of T on the surface of the Earth. If the same pendulum were brought to the surface of a planet where the acceleration due to gravity is 4 times greater than that on the Earth, its period would
A. decrease by a factor of 16
B. decrease by a factor of 2
C. remain the same
D. decrease by a factor of 4
E. increase by a factor of 16
F. increase by a factor of 4
G. increase by a factor of 2
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