## anonymous one year ago The distances in space are measured in light-years. The distance from Earth to a star is 5.9 × 1013 kilometers. What is the distance, in light-years, from Earth to the star (1 light-year = 9.46 × 1012 kilometers)?

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1. anonymous

2. anonymous

Well so you want to find the answer to 9.46 x 1012 and 5.9 x 1013

3. MrNood

you need to divide the distance to the star by th edistance of a light year: $\frac{ 5.9 \times 10^{13} }{9.46 \times 10^{12} }$

4. MrNood

@jackmullen10 those are exponents, not multiplications

5. anonymous

6. MrNood

@olivia so - are you going to do that division?

7. MrNood

it can be written as $\frac{ 5.9 }{ 9.46 } \times \frac{ 10^{13} }{ 10^{12}}$

8. MrNood

so please leave this for the asker to finish.......

9. anonymous

yes sorry I was on the phone with a teacher im solving it now @MrNood