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Rbethell16

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The radius of the Earth is 6.86 e6 m and the mass of the Earth is 5.98 e24kg. There is a satellite floating in space at a point where the Earth's gravitational acceleration is 3.2 m/s^2.

How far above the Earths surface is the Satellite?

2. Homework Equations

GMm/R^2 = F

3. The Attempt at a Solution

So I did 3.2 = GM/R^2...R = 1164480.51. But that isn't right - could someone please guide me as to how I should go about setting up the equation