Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 26 - Think and Solve: 36

Answer

2.5 s.

Work Step by Step

The Earth-moon distance is $3.8 \times 10^{8} m$, and the round-trip distance is twice that. If c denotes the speed of light, then $d = 7.6 \times 10^{8} m = ct$. Solve for t = d/c. $$\frac{7.6 \times 10^{8} m }{300,000,000 m/s} = 2.5 s$$
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