I'm working through a problem that was posted here a while ago (https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=115170). maltesers posted the equation (Gm)/(r-S)^2 = (GM)/r^2, so far this makes perfect sense, he then goes on to solve for S with S = r - (mr^2)/M, and it is here that he loses me. How did we eliminate the ^2 to go from (r-S)^2 to S = r - ...?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I've been out of the math game a little too long!

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# Homework Help: Just need some clarification

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