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Saturn is approximately 1.5 billion kilometers from the sun. What is this distance in AU? 0.1 AU 10 AU 100 AU 1,000 AU

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  1. JamesJ Group Title
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    Well, ... how far is an AU, astronomical unit?

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  2. sylinan Group Title
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    2.23795229 × 1022 m2

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  3. JamesJ Group Title
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    No. an AU is a distance. It is the mean distance of the earth from the sun. It is approximately 1 AU = 150 million kms Now, knowing that how much is 1.5 billion kms?

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    @JamesJ 0.1 AU?

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    Ok if 1 AU = 150 million kms then 0.1 AU = 15 million kms Does that sound right to you? Also, could it possibly be the case that Saturn is closer to the sun than the earth?!

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    @JamesJ ohh okay so it would be 100AU then?

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    1 AU = 150 million kms. How much is 100 AU?

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  8. sylinan Group Title
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    @JamesJ 15000000?

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    1 AU = 150 million = 150,000,000 10 AU = 1,500,000,000 100 AU = 15,000,000,000 So what's the right answer?

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    @JamesJ 100 AU

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    Wait no. The question is this: Saturn is at a distance approximately of 1.5 billion kms from the Sun. How many AU is that?

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  12. sylinan Group Title
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    what is kms?

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    @JamesJ what is kms?

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    kilometers! 1 km = 1000 meters

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    10 AU?

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    The earth is about 150,000,000 kilometers from the sun, or 150,000,000 km this is called 1 AU, because it's convenient. Yes, Saturn is a distance of 10 AU from the sun. Hence how many more times is Saturn distant from the sun than the earth?

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    15?

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    The Earth is a distance 1 AU from the Sun Saturn is a distance of 10 AU from the Sun Hence Saturn is 10 times further away from the Sun than the Earth.

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    Make sense?

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    This works in any units of distance of course: Earth-Sun: 150,000,000 kms Saturn-Sun: 1,500,000,000 kms ... which is 10 times more

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    @JamesJ ohhh okay i see now

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