• Question: How much does the earth weigh?

    Asked by anon-249884 on 20 Mar 2020.
    • Photo: M S

      M S answered on 20 Mar 2020:

      So the mass of the Earth is 5.972 × 10^24 kg

    • Photo: Nuru Noor

      Nuru Noor answered on 20 Mar 2020:

      Google tells me it is 5,974,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 kilograms 👍

      Which is crazy and obviously we will never know – but shows why maths is so cool – because this figure is based on developing a model and using calculations to figure out the most likely number!

    • Photo: Sophie Arthur

      Sophie Arthur answered on 20 Mar 2020:

      5.972 × 10^24 kg
      Thats 5,972,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 kg

      Thats the same as about 99,533,333,300,000,000,000,000,000,000 elephants
      Which is a lot of elephants

    • Photo: Ioana Grigoras

      Ioana Grigoras answered on 21 Mar 2020:

      Didn’t know the answer to this questions! Thanks to everyone for answering!