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A planet has an orbital period of 3.24 years. What is the average distance of the planet from the sun? 2.19 AU 5.83 AU 10.5 AU 34.01 AU

 Oct 9, 2019

Use   T = time in SECONDS

         G = gravitational constant    6.67408 x 10-11

         M = mass of Sun   1.989 x 1030


And the equation     T =  sqrt  (4 pi2 r3 /(GM)  )       Solve for r   which will be in METERS


Then divide by AU (in meters )   1.4959787 x 1011                  Let me know what ya find for an answer.....it IS in your list of possibles !cheeky

 Oct 9, 2019

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