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## Homework Statement

When a moon orbits a planet, it can be shown that the period of the moon's orbit depends only on the mass of the planet and the radius of the moon's orbit.

a) Draw and label a diagram to illustrate the variables.

b) Derive a formula for the period of a moon's orbit. The only variables in the final answer should be the mass of the planet and the radius of the orbit. All other values should be constants.

## Homework Equations

Fg= Gm1m2/r^2

g=Gm1/r^2

## The Attempt at a Solution

Okay, I don't really understand how to make formula's to get an answer like this. I figure that the variables in the formula would be the period of orbit, mass and radius. The constants would probably be pi and G.

Could someone give me a hint at how to do this?