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## Homework Statement

A communication satellite is orbiting 36 000 km above Earth’s surface. Two cities, 3500 km apart are transmitting to and receiving signals from each other. Find the time required to transmit a signal from one city to the other. They are equidistant from the satellite.

h = 36000 km = 3.6 x 10

^{7}m

d = 3500 km = 3.5 x 10

^{6}m

t = ?

## Homework Equations

Pythagorean theorem to find l, but I'm not sure what equation to use to find time! Any help?

## The Attempt at a Solution

I found the length of the hypotenuse between each town and the satellite:

l = √((3.6 x 10

^{7})

^{2}+ (3.5 x 10

^{6})

^{2}) = 3.60 x 10

^{7}m.

How do I go along from there?