I'm given the following diagram of a satellite orbiting above a planet.
http://i.imgur.com/1BEQX.png
I am then told to find the height of the satellite above the planet, but I don't really have any idea how to start solving this one. If someone could give me a push in the right direction that would be much appreciated.
Look at the equation again.
This will give you the radius of the circle the satellite is in. That is, it will give you the distance from the satellite to the center of the Earth. How would you find the height from that?
-Dan
Edit: Not fast enough on the draw this time either. No wild West showdowns with skeeter for me!