Gravitational Force on satellite orbits

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Homework Statement


A satellite orbits Earth 4.0 x 10[tex]^{7}[/tex] m away. The force of gravity between the satellite and Earth is 228 N. What is the mass of the satellite?


Homework Equations


Fg = (Gm1m2)/(r[tex]^{2}[/tex])


The Attempt at a Solution


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Is my answer right?
 
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Homework Statement


A satellite orbits Earth 4.0 x 10[tex]^{7}[/tex] m away. The force of gravity between the satellite and Earth is 228 N. What is the mass of the satellite?


Homework Equations


Fg = (Gm1m2)/(r[tex]^{2}[/tex])


The Attempt at a Solution


http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/7876/satellitemk0.jpg [Broken]​
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Is my answer right?
Looks good.
 
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