Some Simple Conversion Problems Using Very Large and Very Small Numbers
  1. How many miles are in a light year? (Use Google or Wikipedia or something like that)





  2. How many feet are in a light year?





  3. How many inches are in a light year?





  4. How far is it from the earth to the moon in miles?





  5. How far is it from the earth to the moon in feet?





  6. How far is it from the earth to the moon in inches?





  7. How far is it from the earth to the sun in miles?





  8. How far is it from the earth to the sun in feet?





  9. How far is it from the earth to the sun in inches?





  10. How far is it from Lubbock to Amarillo in miles? (Feel free to use Google Maps)





  11. How far is it from Lubbock to Amarillo in feet?





  12. How far is it from Lubbock to Amarillo in inches?





  13. How far is it from Lubbock to Amarillo in light years?





  14. How tall are you in feet?





  15. How tall are you in inches?





  16. How tall are you in cm?





  17. How tall are you in mm?





  18. How tall are you in light years?






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Last updated on ... May 15, 2012

Created on ... May 15, 2012

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