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**1. Homework Statement**

The equation of the elliptical orbit of earth around the sun in

polar coordinates is given by

r =ep/1 − e cosa

where p is some positive constant and e = 1/60. Let r0 and r1

denote the nearest and the furthest distance of the earth from

the sun. Calculate r1/r0

**2. Homework Equations**

the one that is provided with the question

**3. The Attempt at a Solution**

I simply tried to give the max and min values for Cosa, which is 90 and 0 degrees.But im not really sure if its right,Glad if you can help me here...

Thanks a lot

Cryphonus