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The mass of Pluto is about 1.310*10^19 metric tons. The mass of the sun is about 1.998*10^27 metric tons. About how many times the mass of Pluto is the mass of the Sun?

Nearest thousandth, scientific notation

Oct 3rd, 2015

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= mass of the sun divided by mass of pluto

=  1.998*10^27 metric tons/ 1.310*10^19 metric tons

= (1.998/ 1.310) * 10^ (27-19)

=1.525 * 10 ^ 8 times

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