## Faman39 2 years ago I dont understand, way of solving this problem. The average distance from the Earth to the Moon is approximately 238,000 miles. How many miles did an astronaut travel if she went from the earth to the moon and back? Write the answer in scientific notation.

1. skullpatrol

Any ideas?

2. Faman39

Yeah, my instructor told me how to solve but i dont understand, why? It need to be solve like this, whats the reason?

3. hba

What do you mean by like this ? Can you tell us what you understand.

4. Faman39

I was told divide it, but i dont know with what and why?

5. skullpatrol

If the store was 2 miles away and you walked there and back, how far would you have walked?

6. Faman39

2 times?

7. hba

Yeah so what will it be ?

8. hba

The same goes with your ques.

9. skullpatrol

2 times what?

10. Faman39

238000

11. Faman39

but are we going to divide it or no?

12. skullpatrol

Why would you divide?

13. skullpatrol

You want the total distance, right?

14. hba

So what is the total distance travelled in your actual question ?

15. skullpatrol

How many miles did an astronaut travel if she went from the earth to the moon and back?

16. Faman39

Yeah, gosh i didnt figure out that. I really bad to understand this kind of question.

17. Faman39

4.75 * 10^5

18. hba

^ No this is wrong

19. Faman39

i thought, i have to multiply

20. hba

@faman39 What is the total distance ?

21. hba

Tell me without scientific notation.

22. Faman39

yep 476000

23. hba

@frogs29 Is your name faman ?

24. Faman39

No, you know my name, i just erased from my profile info

25. hba

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26. Faman39

Lol, i was writing that, you didnt help me

27. hba

@frogs29 You are not helping, You are giving direct answers. which is not allowed. Please check the CoC- http://openstudy.com/code-of-conduct

28. Faman39

But thank you so so much everyone for helping! :) I really appreciate all of you to come here and helping me, thanks alot! :)

29. hba

Welcome :)

30. skullpatrol

np

31. Faman39

:) you all are really amazing, thanks again guys