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Homework Help: Circular motion, the planet, and gravity

  1. Dec 5, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    >>the time separating high tides is 12 hours and 25 minutes. if high tide occurs at 2:10 P.M. one afternoon:

    2. Relevant equations
    >>when would you expect low tides to occur the next day?

    3. The attempt at a solution
    Tide is caused by gravity of moon. High tide means is closest to Earth ocean surface.
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  3. Dec 6, 2007 #2
    If the time seperating two high tides is 12 hours and 25 minutes, then wouldn't the time seperating a high tide and a low tide be 6 hours and 12.5 minutes?
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