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This is the question from the text book:
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This is what I did, since it worked with all the previous questions (similar to this).

$$ \frac{\frac{4}{3}\pi(7*10^8)^3*1.4}{1.008} * 6.022*10^{23} $$

This equals $1.2 *10^{51}$, but the answer is $1.2*10^{57}$

What have I done wrong? Thank you in advance.

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The problem is that you did not include units with your numbers. If you had, you would have easily seen that you are multiplying $m^3$ and $cm^{−3}$ and coming up with 1 instead of 1000000.

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  • $\begingroup$ Thank you! I forgot to convert the radius, stupid mistake. Thank you again! $\endgroup$ Jun 1 '14 at 0:13

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