How far is the Earth from the sun?

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Homework Statement


Light from the sun reaches Earth in 8.3 min. How far is the Earth from the sun?
The velocity of light is 3 × 10^8 m/s.

Answer in units of m.


Homework Equations




The Attempt at a Solution


8.3 min = 498 sec

3e8 x 498 = 1.494e11 m
 

Answers and Replies

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Do you have a question?
 
  • #3
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Compare with ' 149.6 million km ' - Yes , it is .
 
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Katyan Anshuman
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@Beanie it's absolutely correct. An easy question, these patterns are just difficult if you mess up the calculation part.
 

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