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Earth's centripetal acceleration around the Sun

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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
The earth has a mass of 6 x 10 24kg and orbits the sun in 3.15 x 10 7 seconds at a constant circular distance of 1.5 x 10 11 m. What is the earth's centripetal acceleration around the Sun?


2. Relevant equations



3. The attempt at a solution
 

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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
The earth has a mass of 6 x 10 24kg and orbits the sun in 3.15 x 10 7 seconds at a constant circular distance of 1.5 x 10 11 m. What is the earth's centripetal acceleration around the Sun?


2. Relevant equations



3. The attempt at a solution
What are the two most common formulae/expressions for centripetal acceleration? One of them is more appropriate for the date you are working with.
 

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