OpenStudy (anonymous):

A newly discovered solar system is found 600 billion kilometers from the sun. How many AU does this represent? Show your work.

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

@ghazi

6 years ago
OpenStudy (shane_b):

1 AU = 149,598,000 km...so what do you think you need to do?

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Do I multiply 149,598,000 by 600 billion?

6 years ago
OpenStudy (shane_b):

Almost...you divide that INTO 600 billion.

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

so 149,598,000 divided by 600 billion?

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Or the other way around

6 years ago
OpenStudy (shane_b):

No...\[\frac{600,000,000,000}{149,598,000}=?\]

6 years ago
OpenStudy (ghazi):

yes ...1kilometer= 1/149598000 AU therefore 600 billion kms = 600 billion/149598000 AU

6 years ago
OpenStudy (ghazi):

now you can calculate

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

I got 407107.48806080223

6 years ago
OpenStudy (shane_b):

I think you maybe screwed up on the decimals...I get 4010.75 AU

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

That's about right. Thanks for the help, I just needed to understand how to do it.

6 years ago
OpenStudy (ghazi):

hope it is clear now....

6 years ago
OpenStudy (shane_b):

Just in case...

6 years ago