Solar System

# Solar System - Next was to work on the diameter of the sun...

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Solar System Nathan Sullivan In the solar system problem the reader must find the distance and the diameter of both the sun and the moon from the earth. After finding these facts they are to then scale these numbers down to a much smaller level. The model for this is that the Earth is represented by a one inch in diameter ping-pong ball. Knowing that the diameter of the Earth equals one inch the reader must use this to find the other missing information. To solve this the first thing that I did was go to Wikipedia to find all the proper distances and diameters. After doing this I found that the diameter of the Earth is 12,742km from there I had the set up for my problems. I then found that the moon’s diameter is 3,476km so in the scale of the ping-pong ball it would be less then an inch in diameter. To find it’s exact size I took 3,476 and divided it by 12,742 and found that in scale the moon would be 9.3cm.

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Unformatted text preview: Next was to work on the diameter of the sun to do this I first found that the sun’s diameter was 1.4millionkm wide, I took 1.4million over 12,742 to find that it would equal 98.1in thus leaving only to find the distance of the two from the sun. I first found that the distance of the moon from the Earth is 384,403km so once again I took the number over 12,742 and I reached the number 30.17in. Which left me only to find the distance of the sun, which was 150millionkm away from the Earth. So one more I divided what I found by 12,742 that gave me the number 11772.1in. I decided that I would simplify what I had found by dividing the inches into feet that gave me the number 981ft. I still felt that the number was to high so I decided to divide it again but this time into feet. This gave the number 327yd that is where I left my answer. I have neither given nor received nor tolerated the use of unauthorized aid....
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