Centripetal acceleration

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Homework Statement


Calculate the magnitude of the centripetal acceleration at 8.4 cm from the centre of the centrifuge when it is spinning at 6.0x10^4 rpm. Express your answer in terms of g (acceleration due to Earth's gravity.)


Homework Equations


Ac = v^2 /
r

The Attempt at a Solution


I know the solution i just dont understand what they are asking from me when they say:
Express your answer in terms of g (acceleration due to Earth's gravity
 

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Dick
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g is 9.8m/sec^2. If you got an answer for the centrifuge question in m/sec^2 then just divide it by 9.8m/sec^2 to get the answer as a multiple of g.
 

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