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Homework Help: Frequency and Orbit Problem

  1. Feb 12, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Which is greater, the frequency of the Moon’s revolution about the Earth, or the frequency of Earth’s revolution about the Sun? How much (factor) greater?

    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution
    Earth= 1 Revolution/365 days (1 rev/31536000 s)
    Moon= 1 Rev/27.322 days (1 rev/2360620.8 s)
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 12, 2013 #2
    So you have two numbers, 1/365 and 1/27. Can't you say which one is greater?

    As an aside: the word "month", in many languages, including English,, comes from the word "moon". How does the frequency of changing months compare with that of changing years?
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