OpenStudy (anonymous):

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

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

@ghazi

5 years ago
OpenStudy (shane_b):

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

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

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

5 years ago
OpenStudy (shane_b):

Almost...you divide that INTO 600 billion.

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

so 149,598,000 divided by 600 billion?

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Or the other way around

5 years ago
OpenStudy (shane_b):

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

5 years ago
OpenStudy (ghazi):

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

5 years ago
OpenStudy (ghazi):

now you can calculate

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

I got 407107.48806080223

5 years ago
OpenStudy (shane_b):

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

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

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

5 years ago
OpenStudy (ghazi):

hope it is clear now....

5 years ago
OpenStudy (shane_b):

Just in case...

5 years ago