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Solved: The nearest star is Alpha Centauri, at a distance of 4.3 light-years from Earth

Introductory Chemistry | 5th Edition | ISBN: 9780321910295 | Authors: Nivaldo J Tro ISBN: 9780321910295 34

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Problem 106P

PROBLEM 106P

The nearest star is Alpha Centauri, at a distance of 4.3 light-years from Earth. A light-year is the distance that light travels in one year (365 days). How far away, in kilometers, is Alpha Centauri from Earth?

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Solution 106P

Given :

The nearest star is Alpha Centauri, it is at a distance of 4.3 light-years from Earth.

Distance between Alpha Centauri and Earth in kilometers = ?

1 light year = 9.4611012 km.

Therefore, 4.3 light years in Km is :

= 4.3 9.4611012 km

= 4.0681013 km

Hence, distance between Alpha Centauri and Earth in kilometers is 4.0681013 km.

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Textbook: Introductory Chemistry
Edition: 5
Author: Nivaldo J Tro
ISBN: 9780321910295

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Solved: The nearest star is Alpha Centauri, at a distance of 4.3 light-years from Earth