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The time taken by Mars to revolve round the sun is 1.88 years. Find the ratio of average distance between Mars and the sun to that between the earth and the sun.

The time taken by Mars to revolve round the sun is 1.88 years. Find the ratio of average distance between Mars and the sun to that between the earth and the sun.

Grade:upto college level

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Jitender Pal
askIITians Faculty 365 Points
8 years ago
Sol. According to Kepler’s laws of planetary motion, T^2 ∝ R^3 (R base ms/R base es)^3 = (1.88/1)^2 ∴ R base ms/R base es (1.88)^2/3 = 1.52

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