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Asked Oct 22, 2019

A gravitational dead zone is found between two hyper giant stars, HG A and HG B, 34 million km from HG A. It is known that the mass of B is 25 x the mass of A. Determine the distance between the two stars in millions of km.

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Step 1

At point X the gravitational intensities of A and B must be equal and opposite,

X
34 million km
HgA
Dead zone
פם
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X 34 million km HgA Dead zone פם

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Step 2

The gravity formula is

GM
.2
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GM .2

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Step 3

Hence her...

GM A
GMA
2
34x106
Gx25x M
GM
A
2
34x106
(34x100
x25
170x10 km
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GM A GMA 2 34x106 Gx25x M GM A 2 34x106 (34x100 x25 170x10 km

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