Light travels at a speed of 1.86 × 10 (power of 5) miles per second. It takes light from the Sun about 4.8 × 10(power of 3) seconds to reach

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Light travels at a speed of 1.86 × 10 (power of 5) miles per second. It takes light from the Sun about 4.8 × 10(power of 3) seconds to reach Saturn. Find the approximate distance from the Sun to Saturn. Enter your answer in scientific notation.

The approximate distance in scientific notation is (answer)miles.

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Iris 1 week 2021-09-15T08:20:45+00:00 1 Answer 0

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    2021-09-15T08:22:44+00:00

    Answer:

    The approximate distance between the sun and Saturn is:

    • 8.928 x 10^8 miles.

    Step-by-step explanation:

    You should know that the speed formula is:

    • Speed = distance / time.

    For this reason, the speed is given in units such as miles/second, miles that is a unit of distance and seconds that is a unit of time, having such a formula could clear the distance that we want to find:

    • Distance = speed * time.

    Since we were already given the values of the speed of light and the time it takes to get from the Sun to Saturn in the exercise, we should simply replace in the distance formula:

    • Distance = 1.86 × 10^5 miles/sec * 4.8 × 10^3 seconds

    The seconds are canceled and when operating you get:

    • Distance = 892800000 miles

    Since the answer must be given in scientific notation, then:

    • Distance = 8,928 x 10^8 miles.

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