The largest and the shortest distance of the earth from the sun are and , its distance from the sun when it is at the perpendicular to the major axis of the orbit drawn from the sun |
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The largest and the shortest distance of the earth from the sun are and , its distance from the sun when it is at the perpendicular to the major axis of the orbit drawn from the sun |
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**(c)**

The earth moves around the sun is elliptical path, so by using the properties of ellipse

and

and

Where semi major axis

semi minor axis

eccentricity

Now required distance = semi latusrectum

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