a) Calculate Earth's average speed relative to the Sun. 29.87 Incorrect: Yo

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a) Calculate Earth's average speed relative to the Sun. 

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Sep 8th, 2015

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The average distance is 1.496 x 10^11 m from the sun

the time it takes the earth to travel around the sun back to the same point is one year.
1 yr = 365 days = 8765.81hr = 525948.766min = 31556925.97 sec


average speed = distance/time

= (1.496 x 10^11m)/(31556925.97 sec) = 4740 m/s

convert this to miles/hr

4740 m/s = 10604mph


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Sep 8th, 2015

Sry,but the answer was wrong

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