Answer on Astronomy | Astrophysics Question for Derek Baker
where r1 is distance to Sun, M1 is mass of the Sun, r2 is distance to Earth and
M2 mass of the Earth.
From this we can find, what relation between distances toEarth and to the Sun should be
r1/r2 = sqrt(M1/M2)
knowing also, that their difference should give distancebetween Sun and Earth
r1^2-r2^2 = R^2
we can find r1:
r1^2+r1^2/(M1/M2) = R^2
r1^2 = R^2/(1+M1/M2)
r1 = R/sqrt(1+M1/M2)
r1 = 149*10^9 m from Earth
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