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sylinan
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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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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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JamesJ Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Well, ... how far is an AU, astronomical unit?
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sylinan Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
2.23795229 × 1022 m2
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JamesJ Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
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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sylinan Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
@JamesJ 0.1 AU?
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JamesJ Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
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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sylinan Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
@JamesJ ohh okay so it would be 100AU then?
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JamesJ Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
1 AU = 150 million kms. How much is 100 AU?
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sylinan Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
@JamesJ 15000000?
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JamesJ Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
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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sylinan Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
@JamesJ 100 AU
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JamesJ Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
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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sylinan Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
what is kms?
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sylinan Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
@JamesJ what is kms?
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JamesJ Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
kilometers! 1 km = 1000 meters
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JamesJ Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
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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JamesJ Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
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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JamesJ Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
This works in any units of distance of course: EarthSun: 150,000,000 kms SaturnSun: 1,500,000,000 kms ... which is 10 times more
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sylinan Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
@JamesJ ohhh okay i see now
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