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

Using the definition of gravity, derive the mass of the Earth

2. Relevant equations

I am unsure if this is simply a plug n chug problem and I am over thinking it or there is some way to use calculus to derive the mass from the gravity equation.

3. The attempt at a solution

I am looking at the equation a=GM(earth)/r^2

I know I can simply find these values in my text book, but I dont see why it would be that simple of a problem. So I just feel like there must be something I am missing.

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# Deriving mass of Earth from definition of gravity

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