# The distance the Earth travels in one day

Find the distance that the Earth travels in one day in its path around the Sun. Assume that a year has 365 days and that the path of the Earth around the Sun is a circle of radius 93 million miles.

I'm doing precalc review for a calc class and I don't know how to solve this.

• Okay, if it takes 365 days to travel $2\pi\times 93\text{ million miles}$, then it takes 1 day to travel ______. Fill in the blank. (Hint: ratios) Sep 19, 2011 at 1:54
• @Sri: Dunno, I'm thinking it might be a good idea for KubaSub to try to write his solution in his own words. (For instance, where did I get the $2\pi\times 93$ million miles? KubaSub should answer that himself, if he truly understood what I did there.) ;) Sep 19, 2011 at 2:19
The circumference of a circle of radius $r$ is $2\pi r$; you’ve been given $r$, so you can find the circumference of the orbit. It takes the Earth $365$ days to travel that distance, so in $1$ day it travels what fraction of the circumference?