math;)

Apollo 8 orbited the moon in a circular orbit. Its average altitude was 185 km above the moon's surface. Create an equation to model the path of Apollo 8 using the center of the moon as the origin. Note that the radius of the moon 1,737 km.
a. x^2+y^2=34,225
b. x^2+y^2=2,408,704
c. x^2+y^2=3,017,169
d. x^2+y^2=3,694,084

I am a little confused with this. Please help ;)

asked by girly girl
  1. What is difficult here?

    Equation of a circle:

    x² + y² = r²

    x² + y² = 1,737²

    x² + y² = 3,017,169

    Answer c.

    posted by Bosnian
  2. Correction.

    I forgot altitude.

    R = r + 185 = 1,737 + 185 = 1,922

    x² + y² = R²

    x² + y² = 1,922²

    x² + y² = 3,694,084

    Answer d.

    posted by Bosnian

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. Physics

    Whenever two Apollo astronauts were on the surface of the Moon, a third astronaut orbited the Moon. Assume the orbit to be circular and 400 km above the surface of the Moon. At this altitude, the free-fall acceleration is 1.11
  2. physics

    whenever two Apollo astronauts were on the surface of the moon, a third astronaut orbited the moon, assume the orbit to be circular and 100 km above the surface of the moon, where the acceleration due to gravity is 1.52 m/s^2. the
  3. physics

    whenever two Apollo astronauts were on the surface of the moon, a third astronaut orbited the moon, assume the orbit to be circular and 100 km above the surface of the moon, where the acceleration due to gravity is 1.52 m/s^2. the
  4. Physics

    Whenever two Apollo astronauts were on the surface of the Moon, a third astronaut orbited the Moon. Assume the orbit to be circular and 160 km above the surface of the Moon, where the acceleration due to gravity is 1.42 m/s2. The
  5. physics

    Whenever two Apollo astronauts were on the surface of the Moon, a third astronaut orbited the Moon. Assume the orbit to be circular and 720 km above the surface of the Moon, where the acceleration due to gravity is 0.839 m/s2. The
  6. physics

    Whenever two Apollo astronauts were on the surface of the Moon, a third astronaut orbited the Moon. Assume the orbit to be circular and 720 km above the surface of the Moon, where the acceleration due to gravity is 0.839 m/s2. The
  7. Physics

    The Apollo 8 mission in 1968 included a circular orbit at an altitude of 111 km above the Moon’s surface. What was the period of this orbit? The Moon’s mass is Mm=7.35E22 kg and its radius is Rm= 1.74E6 m
  8. Physics

    On July 19, 1969, Apollo II's orbit around the moon was adjusted to an average height of 188 kilometers above the moon's surface. The radius of the moon is 1810 kilometers, and the mass of the moon is 7.3 x 1022 kilograms. a. At
  9. Physics

    On July 19, 1969, Apollo II's orbit around the moon was adjusted to an average orbit of 111km. The radius of the moon is 1785 km and the mass of the moon is 7.3e22 kg. a) How many minutes did it take to orbit once? b) At what
  10. Physics

    On Apollo missions to the Moon, the command module orbited at an altitude of 150 above the lunar surface. How long did it take for the command module to complete one orbit?

More Similar Questions