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Asked Dec 9, 2019
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Two satellites, X and Y, are in circular orbits about the Earth. X is eight times as far from the Earth’s center as is Y. What is the ratio of the period of revolution of X to that of Y? 

a) 1/2

b) 2

c) 4

d) 22.6

Any help is much appreciated

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Step 1

Let ax and ay are the distance of x and y from earth’s center respectively.

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=8 a,

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Suppose Tx and Ty are the time period of revolution of x and y respectively. T...

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т' са T. х T. a, 3/2 T. х, T, a, 3/2 т, - 22.63 х т, T. en || ||

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