Okay, I'm having some trouble getting radius I need for the velocity that I need to solve this problem:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

The manned Apollo 8 capsule was put into circular orbit 112km above the surface of the moon. The period of the orbiting space capsule was 120.5 minutes. If the radius of the moon is 1.74x10^6m, what is the mass of the moon.

Now I know how to find the mass of the moon once I get the velocity, but for some reason my velocity is coming out all wrong. I am doing v=2(pi)r/T, I know T=120.5x60= 7230seconds but I can't figure out how to find the radius. I have in my notes its 1850000m but of course I left out how I got to that and I think I have tried every combonation of numbers I have and still cant get it.

Thanks

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# Homework Help: Finding the radius

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