The Moon orbits the Earth every #27.3# days. Determine the angular velocity in degrees. Help?

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Answer:

#v_(ang)=(360^o)/("2,358,720 s")=1.53xx10^-4# degrees per second

Explanation:

The moon travels a full circle (technically very slightly elliptical but we can ignore that) of #360^o# in #27.3# days.

We need to convert the time period into the SI unit, the second.

#t = "27.3 days" xx "24 hours"/"day" xx "60 minutes"/"hour" xx "60 seconds"/"minute" = "2,358,720 s"#