how long does it take the planet to orbit the star

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Suppose that future observations with a new telescope reveal a planet about 16 AU from a star whose mass is the same as our Sun's.  How long does it take the planet to orbit the star?

Jun 1st, 2015

(2 χ 16 AU) – 31.5 AU = 0.5 AU from the Sun

Jun 1st, 2015

Could you explain how you got the problem solved in steps. meaning how did you get 31.5 and the 2

Jun 1st, 2015

also its not asking how far in units is it from the sun. It is asking how long does it take the planet to orbit the star

Jun 1st, 2015

the two comes from the fact that the planet and the star has the same distance from each other and the 31.5 is the mass  of the sun.

Jun 1st, 2015

I get it now, but it is looking for how long it takes the planet to orbit the star..

Jun 1st, 2015

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