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Question: 

If one star is twice as far away from us as a second star, will the parallax angle of the farther star be greater or less than that of the nearer star? By what factor?

Source: Giancoli, Douglas C., Physics: Principles with Applications, 7th Edition, 2014.

Quick Answer: 
  1. Parallax ange for distant start is smaller
  2. $\dfrac{1}{2}$

Giancoli 7th Edition, Chapter 33, Problem 3

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Chapter 33, Problem 3 is solved.

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