What is the diameter of the sun from Saturn?

This is simple geometry but I'm not the best math student. Can you please help me? Thanks.

The planet Saturn is 886,000,000 miles from the sun and the sun has a diameter of 864,000 miles. What is the apparent diameter of the sun for an observer on Saturn? Express your answer in decimal degrees to three decimal places.

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    Diameter of sun 864,000

    Distance Sun←→Saturn 886,000,000

    Circumference of Arc representing 360° or 2π radians

    or 1 revolution


    Apparent Diameter of sun as proportion

    of a revolution is

    ....864,000 miles


    886,000,000π miles

    Apparent Diameter of sun expressed

    in degrees is

    ....864,000 miles

    ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ x 360°

    886,000,000π miles



    to 3 decimal places that is


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