How many days would it take space vehicle to reach Jupiter?

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How many days would it take space vehicle to reach Jupiter?

Postby Pat Oliver » Sun Apr 19, 2009 2:53 am

I need to find how many days it would take a space vehicle to reach Jupiter. It takes 3 days for a space vehicle to reach the Moon from Earth. The closest distance from Earth to the Moon is 240,000 mi. The closest distance from the Earth to Jupiter is 391,000,000 mi. How long would it take the space vehicle traveling at the same speed to reach Jupiter?

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Postby stapel_eliz » Sun Apr 19, 2009 12:13 pm

Pat Oliver wrote:I need to find how many days it would take a space vehicle to reach Jupiter. It takes 3 days for a space vehicle to reach the Moon from Earth. The closest distance from Earth to the Moon is 240,000 mi. The closest distance from the Earth to Jupiter is 391,000,000 mi. How long would it take the space vehicle traveling at the same speed to reach Jupiter?

If the craft covered 240 000 miles in three days, how many miles did the craft cover in one day? (Hint: Divide.)

If the craft needs to cover 391 000 000 miles, how many days does the craft need, assuming the above rate? (Hint: Divide.)

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