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The Light from the sun takes 8 minutes to reach earth. Using the fact that light travels at a speed of about 186,000 miles per second, determine Earth distance from the sun in miles.

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The Light from the sun takes 8 minutes to reach earth. Using the fact that light travels at a speed of about 186,000 miles per second, determine Earth distance from the sun in miles.

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Step 1

Given time taken by light to reach earth from sun = 8 minutes.

Speed of light = 186,000 miles per second

we need to calculate the distance between earth and sun

Step 2

The total time of travel is 8 minutes.

Every minute has 60 secon...

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