friction is slowing the rotation of the Earth. As a result, the orbit of the Moon is increasing in radius at a rate of approximately 4 cm/year. Assuming this to be a constant rate, how many years will pass before the radius of the Moon’s orbit increases by 3.84×106 m (1%)?
Step-by-step solution Step 1 of 2 The time elapsed is the time interval in which the radius of the orbit is increased by a certain amount. It can be calculated from equation, Comment