Applying Kepler's Third Law

Classical Mechanics Level pending

The planet Xabros is orbiting the sun, in an elliptical path with major axis of length \(2a\). Doofenschmirz has a machine that can scale the length of the ellipse's major axis by a factor of \(k\): that is, after using the machine, Xabros will be in a path with major axis of length \(2ka\). If Doofenschmirz's evil plan is to double the orbital period of Xabros, what is \(k\)?

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