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 It takes the earth 24 h to complete a full rotation. It takes Mercury approximately 58 days, 15 h, and 30 min to complete a full rotation. How many hours does it take Mercury to complete a full rotation? Show your work using the correct conversion factors.

 Aug 24, 2019
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58 days  * 24 hrs / day  =  1392 hrs    (1)

 

15 hrs  = 15 hrs   (2)

 

30 min   *  1 hr / 60 min  =      (30/60) hr  =  .5 hr   (3)

 

Total hrs for one rotation  = (1) + (2) + (3)  =     1392 + 15 + .5  =   1407.5 hrs

 

 

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 Aug 24, 2019

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