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# Show that the radius r of the moon’s orbit can be determined from the radius R of the earth, the acceleration of gravity g at the surface of the earth, and the time $\tau$ required for the moon to complete one full revolution about the earth. Compute r knowing that $\tau$= 27.3 days, giving the answer in both SI and U.S. customary units.

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Show that the radius r of the moon?s orbit can be determined from the radius R of the earth, the acceleration of gravity g at the surface of the earth, and the time $\tau$ required for the moon to complete one full revolution about the earth. Compute r knowing that $\tau$= 27.3 days, giving the answer in both SI and U.S. customary units

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