MATH SOLVE

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Q:
# A satellite is to be put into an elliptical orbit around a moon. A vertical ellipse is shown surrounding a spherical object labeled moon The moon is a sphere with radius of 959 km. Determine an equation for the ellipse if the distance of the satellite from the surface of the moon varies from 357 km to 710 km.

Accepted Solution

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The answer is (x^2 / 1316^2) + (y^2 / 1669^2) = 1