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Finding the mass of the sun from T^2/R^3

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Hi Sirsh, do you perhaps know the equation that links period, radius, and mass together?
 
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T² / R3 = 4p²/(GM) is the equation that I've got where hopefully p represents pi. so what you've done above to calculate the slope seems right. and the slope will represent 4p²/(GM). So you have to isolate the M in that equation.
 
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