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Planet Neptune travels around the sun with a period of 165 years. Find the ratio of $\large\frac{R_2}{R_1}$ where $R_2$ radius of Neptune orbit and $R_1$ radius of earth , both being considerd circular.

\[(a)\;20 \quad (b)\;30 \quad (c)\; 25 \quad (d)\;35\]

1 Answer

$T_1=T_{earth}=1 year$
$T_2=T_{neptune}=165 years$
=> ${R_2}^3=\large\frac{{R_1}^3{T_2}^2}{{T_1}^2}$
$R_2 \approx 30 \;R_1$
hence b is the correct answer.


answered Aug 10, 2013 by meena.p
edited Feb 17, 2014 by meena.p

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