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Published on November 14th, 2013 | by Daphane Ng


It’s a big world


Consider the following objects and place them into order from smallest to largest. In addition, find how many orders of magnitude there are from the size of each one to the next.
* Height of Mount Kosciuszko above sea level
* Distance from earth to sun
* Length of the MCG field
* Diameter of the Milky Way Galaxy
* Height of an adult human
* Diameter of the earth
* Distance from Melbourne to Perth (as the crow flies)
* Diameter of the sun

Question created by Chaitanya Rao, Daniel Mathews, Norman Do and Michael Evans


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