The brightness of a certain Cepheid variable star increases and decreases with a period of 10 days.

The brightness of a certain Cepheid variable star increases and decreases with a period of 10 days. (a) What must this star’s luminosity be if its spectrum has a strong absorption lines of hydrogen and helium, but no strong absorption lines of heavy elements? (b) Repeat part (a) for the case in which the star’s spectrum also has strong absorption lines of heavy elements.