The mass of Venus is about #4.871times10^21# metric tons. The mass of the sun is about #1.998times20^27# metric tons. About how many times the mass of Venus is the mass of the sun and give your answer in scientific notation?
The mass of the Sun is approximately
Let the mas of Venus be
Let the mass of the Sun be
Let the constant of comparison be
The question states:
How many times the mass of Venus
is the mass of the Sun
Important point: The question uses the word 'about' so they are looking for solution that is not precise. Also they do not state the degree of precision to be applied.
The question presents values to 3 decimal places so we should be quite safe to use the same degree of precision.
State k as