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Planet A and planet B are in circular orbits around a distant star. Planet A is 4.5 times farther from the star than is planet B.

What is the ratio of their speeds vA/vB?

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    mv²/R=GmM/R ²
    v= sqrt (GM/R)
    v₁/v₂= sqrt(R₂/R₁) =sqrt(1/4.5)=0.47

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