An oil tanker is entering the bay of niteall near the seaside towns of lasywille and sleepyton.The oil tanker is due nothy of sleepton and due east of lawyville.In order to determine the distance to shore, the communications officer, elmer mudd, sends out a blast on the fog horn. The horn automatically signals a light to flash back to the ship from the light towers in each town as soon as the sound strikes the sound sensors in the towers. It took 6 seconds for the sound to reach lazyville and 8 seconds to reach sleepton.Elmer was able to calculate not only the distance from the ship to each to
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Here are some hints:
Which is faster, light or sound?
Do you know the speed of sound?
Does the equation relating distance to speed and time apply?