# The mass of Uranus is about 8.7 times 10^22 metric tons. The mass of the sun is about 1.998 times 10^27 metric tons. About how many times the mass of Uranus is the mass of the sun?

Jun 29, 2016

Mass of Sun is $2.297 \times {10}^{4}$ times mass of Uranus

#### Explanation:

As the mass of the Sun is $1.998 \times {10}^{27}$ metric tons

and mass of Uranus is $8.7 x {10}^{22}$ metric tons

Mass of Sun is $\frac{1.998 \times {10}^{27}}{8.7 \times {10}^{22}}$ times mass of Uranus or

$\frac{1.998}{8.7} \times {10}^{27 - 22}$ times or

$0.2297 \times {10}^{5}$ or $2.297 \times {10}^{4}$ times.