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Homework Help: Circular motion and gravitation question

  1. Mar 5, 2006 #1
    Q:Suppose that a binary star system consists of two stars of equal mass. They are observed to be separated by 340 million kilometers and take 5.0 Earth years to orbit about a point midway between them. What is the mass of each?
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  3. Mar 5, 2006 #2


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    Have you done any working? This question is similar to you previous one, just adding in a bit of circular motion(assuming the orbits are circular).
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