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  1. Perhaps you think Earth is big? Consider the Sun! Homework Help ✎

    1. Assume that the radius of Earth is 4000 miles. The Sun is approximately 109 times as wide. What is the Sun’s radius?

    2. The distance between Earth and the Moon is 238,900 miles. Compare this distance with the radius of the Sun you found in part (a).

    3. If the Sun were hollow, how many Earths would fill the inside of it?

Width refers to the diameter of the earth.