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## Homework Statement

A projectile is fired straight away from the moon from a base on the far side of the moon, away from the earth. What is the projectile's escape speed from the earth-moon system?

## Homework Equations

Escape velocity = sqrt[2GM/R]

## The Attempt at a Solution

What I'm wondering is, do I just have to use this formula the moon or do I have to take the gravitational potential energy of the Earth and the projectile into account also?