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**Finding the distance a satellite travels. Help!!**

## Homework Statement

A satellite orbits at a distance from the Earth's center of about 6.20 Earth radii and takes 21.7 hours to go around once. What distance (in meters) does the satellite travel in one day?

## Homework Equations

Velocity will tell me m/s so I could find that and then translate it into just meters an get the distance the satellite travels.

V^2=G(Me/r)

## The Attempt at a Solution

After using the equation above I came up with.

V^2= G (6.67E-11) * (Me (5.98E24) / r (6.2 *6370). I got 100498.75 m/s. I converted 21.7 hours to seconds and then multiplied it by 100498.75 m/s to come up with meters but my answer was incorrect. What am I doing wrong?