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Homework Help: Sun's mass

  1. Oct 13, 2007 #1
    iI was asked to find the mass of a star given the orbital distance and the period. my mass came out to be 2.31^30 kg. Its then asking me to express it in terms of our sun's mass. Really dont understand what it means by that
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  3. Oct 13, 2007 #2


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    You take the ratio. You just divide your star's mass by that of the sun.
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