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The mass of the earth is 5.98 * 10^24 kg and the mass of the moon is 7.36 * 10^22 kg. The center to center distance of the earth and moon is about 3.84 * 10^8 m on average. The earth has a radius of 6.37 * 10^6 m. How far from the surface of the earth is the center of mass of the earth -moon system? Please explain.

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