Refer to the following figure: When the sun is...

Refer to the following figure:



When the sun is viewed from the Earth, it subtends an angle of. Assuming the the distance d from the Earth to
the Sun is 92,690,000 miles, use the law of cosine to compute thediameter D of the
Sun. Round the answer to the nearest ten thousands miles.

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  1. lola duval
    lola duval
    Using the law of cosines:





    ,so


    Note: That this is bout 100 times the diameter of Earth!

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