## anonymous 5 years ago The mass of Mars is about 6.421x10^20 metric tons. The mass of the sun is about 1.998x10^27 metric tons. About how many times the mass of Mars is the mass of the sun? Give your answer in scientific notation.

1. anonymous

It's asking, 'How many times would the mass of Mars 'fit into' the mass of the Sun'? Well, the mass of Mars would go into the mass of the Sun,$\frac{m_{sun}}{m_{mars}}=\frac{1.998 \times 10^{27}}{6.421 \times 10^{20}}=3111664.85=3.112 \times 10^{6}$in scientific notation to four significant places.

2. anonymous

thank you lokisan

3. anonymous

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