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## Homework Statement

Satellites are placed in a circular orbit that is 1.20 × 106 m above the surface of the earth. What is the magnitude of the acceleration due to gravity at this distance?

## Homework Equations

My book is saying that the relevant equations are:

W = G((M

_{E}

*m*)/r

^{2})

W =

*m*g

## The Attempt at a Solution

After looking at this post, I tried the formula g = MG/r^2. (M being the mass of the Earth)

g = ((6.67 x 10^-11)(5.97 x 10^24))/((1.20 x 10^6)^2)

This^ yielded 276.53 m/s^2, which is apparently wrong.