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nicholas123

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I have to describe a method to solve a problem involving a black hole. The only information given is the period of the orbiting star and the radius of the orbit. I have to find the stars mass.

Would i use the equation F=(mv^2)/r and then substitute in v=(2 pi r)/T for the radius where T is the period? Then would i set the original equation equal to G(Mm/r^2) where the first two masses would cancel out and then solve for the final mass?

Thanks