The Earth orbits the Sun once a year at a distance of 1.50x1011 m. Jupiter orbits the Sun at distance of 7.78 x 1011 m. These distances are between the centre of the planet and the sun. How long ( in earth days ) does it take for Jupiter to make one orbit around the Sun?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

T(period = 8.64E4 sec) = 2πr^(3/2)/√(GMearth)

i have tried adding and subtracting the two radiis together and then plugging it into the equation...however it is incorrect....i am either not understanding the problem or is it just human error....?

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