College Physics Problem 1.34

(a) What fraction of Earth’s diameter is the greatest ocean depth?
(b) The greatest mountain height?

SOLUTION:

a) The greatest ocean depth is 10^{4} m, while the earth’s diameter is 10^{7} m.

frac{10^{4}}{10^{7}}=frac{1}{1000}

b) The highest mountain is also roughly 10^{4} m.

frac{10^{4}}{10^{7}}=frac{1}{1000}

 

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