(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Solar Eclipse Problem (a math problem, not about astronomy)

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

To a good approximation, Earth and Jupiter move around the

Sun in circular orbits of 1.49 x 10^{8}km and 7.79 x 10^{9}km

radius, respectively. What is the maximum error that can

arise in the prediction of solar eclipse times (as observed from

Earth) on Jupiter caused by one of its moons if one fails to

take into account the variation of the relative position of the

two planets?

Answer: 2.6 x 10^{3}

2. Relevant equations

radius of earth: 6.37 x 10^{3}km

3. The attempt at a solution

I think error happens when Earth and Jupiter are aligned. But the radius of Jupiter is not given. Please help!

Thanks!

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# Solar Eclipse Problem

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