Write an equation for this statement The number of moons orbiting Saturn is 18. This is 9 times the number of moons orbiting Mars.?

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  • 1 month ago
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    Let m be the number of moons orbiting Mars.

    9m will be the number of moons orbiting Saturn and it should equal 18.

    Answer:

    9m = 18 <--

    If you then wanted to solve this, you would divide both sides by 9:

    m = 18/9

    m = 2

    P.S. Mars does indeed have 2 moons, Phobos and Deimos. But Saturn actually has *82* moons with confirmed orbits that are not embedded in its rings.

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    1 month ago

    y = 2x.      

    x = 9

    y = 18

  • 1 month ago

    Why are you dividing when you should be mutliplying the number by 9 correct????

  • 1 month ago

    #saturn/ 9 = #mars

    s/9 = m

    s= 18

    18/9 =2 

    m =2

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