(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Two satellites A and B of the same mass are going around the earth in concentric orbits. The distance of satellite B from the earth’s center is four times that of satellite A. What is the ratio of the tangential speed of satellite B to that of satellite A?

2. Relevant equations

v=rw

3. The attempt at a solution

So if v=rw and B is 4 times the distance of A, wouldn't the ratio (V_B/V_A) just be:

4rw = rw

=4

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# Homework Help: Quick tangential speed question

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