(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A satellite is in orbit very close to the surface of a spherical planet. The orbital period is 2.58 hours. What is the density of the planet? Assume the planet has a uniform density.

2. Relevant equations

T^2=(4pi^2/GM)*r^3

Density=m*v

3. The attempt at a solution

I've posted in several other forums, but no one can seem to help me with this problem. I can't find a way to solve for radius or mass, and i need both of those to ultimately find the density of the planet.

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

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# Homework Help: Density of a planet

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