Three identical stars of mass M form an equilateral triangle that rotates around the triangle's center as the stars move in a common circle about that center. The triangle has edge length L. What is the speed of the stars? All I've been able to come up with is they rotate around the center. I took Kepler's law, T^2 = (4pi^2*r^3)/(GM), and replaced T with 2pi/angvelocity. Then, I replaced angvelocity = velocity/radius, and put the equation for radius (radius = (L*sqrt(3))/3) back in.... v=sqrt (GM/R) = sqrt (3GM/(L*sqr(3))) - - - the answer given is sqrt (GM/L) .... not sure where I went wrong, because I know that R isn't equal to L. Does anyone have any direction, or do you think this is just a typo in the book's answer key?