If you wanted to pulverize it completely so that nothing remained, you would have to use the following formula: EG = 3GM25R.
The formula applies to a homogeneous sphere. Although Earth is not a perfect homogeneous sphere, the equation suffices to at least calculate the correct order of magnitude of its binding energy.
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