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Posted by **HH** on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 3:09pm.

1)Find his initial acceleration.

2)Find her initial acceleration.

3)If the astronauts' acceleration remained constant, how many days would they have to wait before reaching each other? (Careful! They both have acceleration toward each other.)

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**drwls**, Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 3:19pmThe forces towards each other are the same and can be calculated with

F = G*M1*M2/R^2

Compute the accelerations F/M1 and F/M2.

Those will be the answers to part (a) and (b). The woman's acceleration will be the larger. Then add the two accelerations.

That will give you the rate that they accelerate towards each other.

(c) [(a1 + a2)/2]*t^2 = 25 m

Solve for t and convert seconds to days.

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**Mr. Balls**, Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 6:11pmBallsack

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