anonymous
  • anonymous
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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  • katieb
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JamesJ
  • JamesJ
Well, ... how far is an AU, astronomical unit?
anonymous
  • anonymous
2.23795229 × 1022 m2
JamesJ
  • JamesJ
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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anonymous
  • anonymous
@JamesJ 0.1 AU?
JamesJ
  • JamesJ
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?!
anonymous
  • anonymous
@JamesJ ohh okay so it would be 100AU then?
JamesJ
  • JamesJ
1 AU = 150 million kms. How much is 100 AU?
anonymous
  • anonymous
@JamesJ 15000000?
JamesJ
  • JamesJ
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?
anonymous
  • anonymous
@JamesJ 100 AU
JamesJ
  • JamesJ
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?
anonymous
  • anonymous
what is kms?
anonymous
  • anonymous
@JamesJ what is kms?
JamesJ
  • JamesJ
kilometers! 1 km = 1000 meters
anonymous
  • anonymous
10 AU?
JamesJ
  • JamesJ
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?
anonymous
  • anonymous
15?
JamesJ
  • JamesJ
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.
JamesJ
  • JamesJ
Make sense?
JamesJ
  • JamesJ
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
anonymous
  • anonymous
@JamesJ ohhh okay i see now

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