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Q & A: How do you find the distance from you and the tree?

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Most recent answer: 02/11/2010
Q:
you are looking out your window during a storm and see lightening strike a tree it takes the sound about 6second to reach you. you know that sound travels at a speedat 330m/s. how do you find the distance from you and the tree in km.
- raquel (age 29)
mt.vernon ny
A:
Use the relationship Distance = Time * Velocity.  Don't forget that 1 km = 1000 m

LeeH

(published on 02/11/2010)

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