Angle theta of pundulum. help please

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Homework Statement




Estimate the angle theta of the pendulum bob if it is 4.80km from the center of Mt. Everest.





The Attempt at a Solution



Tan(theta) = (GMeverest/r^2)/g

I have been trying to use this formula, but i dont think its the right one?
 

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Kurdt
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I think that formula should be ok for an estimate.
 

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