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The Moon orbits the Earth in an elliptical path with the center of Earth at one focus. The major and minor axes of the orbit have lengths of 768,800 kilometers and 767,640 kilometers, respectively.

a) Find the greatest distance, called the apogee, and the lest distance, called the perigee, from Earth's center to the moon's center.

2. Relevant equations

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3. The attempt at a solution

I tried sketching it out on a graph but I could get that far. I know for the least distance and greatest distance from the focus, it has to be right in front of the focus and behind it. Like you could connect them with a straight line on the ellipse. I think you need to use triangles, but not sure.

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