#3**+3 **

This is basically what the question is asking

Lets say the sun is located at the focus of the left side of the image

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So the distance between the perihelion and aphelion should be 46 + 70 = 116 million miles??

I haven't learned much in calculus yet this is as much as I can give you

CalculatorUser Oct 7, 2019

#4**+2 **

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We can try to find the distance of the perihelion to the center of the ellipse.

116 / 2 = 58 million miles

58 - 46 (distance from perhelion to sun) = **12 million miles** between sun and center of ellipse

Not sure about my answers never learned calculus

CalculatorUser
Oct 7, 2019

#7**0 **

im sorry to trouble you i have one more question.

im not sure how to set this up

"Write the equation of the elliptical orbit of Mercury, where the major axis runs horizontally. Allow a and b to be measured in millions of miles. Use the origin as the center of the ellipse."

Guest Oct 7, 2019

#8**+1 **

Do you know how to write ellipse equations?

Standard form \(\frac{x^2}{a^2}+\frac{y^2}{b^2}=1\)

With \(a>b\).

The value of A I think is just the distance of the origin to the endpoint of the horizontal axis

The value of B is the distance from the origin to the endpoint of the vertical axis.

CalculatorUser
Oct 8, 2019