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Halley’s comet has a period of 76, had distance of closest approach to the sun equal to . the comet’s farthest distance from the sun if the mass of sun is  kg and  in MKS units is

a)

b)

c)

d)


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Halley’s comet has a period of 76, had distance of closest approach to the sun equal to . the comet’s farthest distance from the sun if the mass of sun is  kg and  in MKS units is

a)

b)

c)

d)

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(c)

It is self-evident that the orbit of the comet is elliptic with sun begin at one of the focus. Now, as for elliptic orbits, according to kepler’s third law,

But in case of ellipse,



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