Sabrina Y.

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Two satellites are orbiting earth. The path of one has the equation x^2 +y^2 = 2250000. The orbit of the other is 200 km farther from the center of earth. In one orbit, how much farther does the second satellite travel than the first one?

 

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Daniel O. answered • 12/12/12

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Robert J. answered • 12/11/12

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Sabrina Y.

I know r is the radius, but what is the radius?

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Robert J.

r = sqrt(2250000) = 1500 km

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Robert J.

r2 = 2250000

r = 1500 km

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Rachel C. answered • 12/11/12

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