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Problem: Calculate the Schwarzschild radius (in kilometers) for each of the following.1.) A 1×108 MSun black hole in the center of a quasar.Express your answer using two significant figures.2.) A 6 MSun black hole that formed in the supernova of a massive star.Express your answer using two significant figures.

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$\overline{){{\mathbf{R}}}_{{\mathbf{s}}}{\mathbf{=}}\frac{\mathbf{2}\mathbf{G}\mathbf{M}}{{\mathbf{c}}^{\mathbf{2}}}}$

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Calculate the Schwarzschild radius (in kilometers) for each of the following.

1.) A 1×108 MSun black hole in the center of a quasar.