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The major product obtained on heating $\gamma$-hydroxy acid $CH_3-CH_2-CHOH-CH_2-CH_2-COOH$ is

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$\gamma$-hydroxy and $\delta$-hydroxy acid will give the 5 and 6-membered ring compound (more stable).
$E$-hydroxy and above compounds will give the linear polymeric esters.
Hence (a) is the correct answer.
answered Feb 26, 2014 by sreemathi.v

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