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What role does the sun play in the formation of tides? I read the article that you posted DrBob22, but I want it in short terms, and am unable to put it in them, please help.

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    The sun plays the same role in tides as the moon; i.e., the attraction for two bodies for each other. The sun's role in tides is about 44% while the moon's role in tides is about 56%. The sun is much larger then the moon but it is also much further away which accounts for the smaller influence of the sun.

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    thank you so much:-)

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    You should really work on reading articles, understanding them, then putting them into your own words; i.e., writing a summary. Most of the volunteers on this board (that includes me) are not willing to read the article and summarize it for you, nor should we. We aren't doing you any favors if we do that.

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    Sorry, I'll try to next time, but some words in those articles are so hard for me to understand, and I really don't want to go and look up each definition of those words, every minute. I understand videos way better.

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