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Satellite orbit problem

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At what altitude will a satellite complete a circular orbit of the Earth in 1.8 hours?

i used r=(GMT^2/4pi^2)^1/3 -Radius of the earth.

but im keep getting wrong answer please help
 

Redbelly98

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I think that equation is correct. You may want to double-check the units: is everything in terms of m, s, and kg? (I.e., not km for example.)
 

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