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a light year is the distance light travels in one year. one light year is about 5.9x10^12 mi. If it takes light 3 months to travel from one star to another, about how far apart are the stars?
5.9x10^12/12*3
I got 1.5x10^12 mi
Is this correct?

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asked by Elle
  1. d = (3/12) * 5.9*10^12 = 1.475*10^12 mi.

    You are correct.

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