Problem: The distance from Earth to the Moon is approximately 240,000 mi.Earth travels around the Sun at an average speed of 29.783  km/s. Convert this speed to miles per hour.

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When transforming one unit to another, recall the conversion factors and/or constants that will be used in the calculation.

Given:

29.783 km/s mi/hr


First, convert kilometer (km) to miles (mi) and then seconds (s) to hours (hr):

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The distance from Earth to the Moon is approximately 240,000 mi.

Earth travels around the Sun at an average speed of 29.783  km/s. Convert this speed to miles per hour.

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