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anonymous
 5 years ago
According to Star Trek, Warp 8 is 8 times the speed of light. If the star ship Voyager can travel at Warp 8, how many miles can it travel in a year? Write your final answer in scientific notation and show at least one step of your work.
anonymous
 5 years ago
According to Star Trek, Warp 8 is 8 times the speed of light. If the star ship Voyager can travel at Warp 8, how many miles can it travel in a year? Write your final answer in scientific notation and show at least one step of your work.

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0what is the speed of light?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0google it if you don't know and post it here.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ttully, are you interested in the answer or not? I need your feedback to help you.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the speed of light = 299 792 458 m / s

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay. to make matters simple, we generally assume the speed of light to be 300000000 m/s or 3X10^8 m/s so, what is Warp 8 then? What is that speed equal to?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0just tell me what Warp 8 means. Unless you don't want the answer. In that case I won't waste your time or mine.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I dont know what warp 8 means

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0it is given in the first sentence of the problem. read it.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.08 times the speed of light

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0you must always say what that number means. 8 X 299 792 458 could mean feet, or pounds or number of fish you caught last year. what is it?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0no, you should say Warp 8 = 8 X 299792458m/s

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay. so we have the speed. now, what is the distance traveled in a year? the formula for distance is speed X time. so how much time is one year?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay, that is the speed. now, what is the time?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay. how long is a year?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay. and how many days in each year?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0really? when was the last time you had 360 days in a year. A year has 365 days. Look it up.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0anyway, how many hours in a day?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0and how many seconds in an hour?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0are you sure? 1 hour is 60 seconds long?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0right, and each minute has how many seconds?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay. so a minute has 60 seconds. and hour has 60 minutes, a day has 24 hours. a year has 365 days. so the total number of seconds in a year is 60 X 60 X 24 X 365

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so give me the number of seconds in a year. Multiply all that using your calculator.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay good. so if you are traveling at warp 8 it means that you travel 2398339664 meters each second. so how much distance would you travel in 31536000 seconds?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0oh. you travel 7.563403964? what is that? is it 7.5 feet? or 7.5 kilometers, or 7.5 pounds of meat? or 7.5 chips?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so your answer is 7.5 miles?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0no it is 7.5miles X 10 to the 9th power

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0is that right? and how did you get that answer?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I dont know if that rigt or not. But I mad the 7.563403964 into scientifice notation

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0well, if I told you I travel 1 foot every second, how much distance will I cover in 10 seconds?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0because you said 1ft a second

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0right. if you travel at warp 8 speed it means you travel 2398339664 METERS each second, how much distance would you cover in 31536000 seconds. Why did you say 7.5 X 10 ^9 MILES?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0how come you changed meters to miles?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0because it has to be in scietifice notation

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0what did you think scientific notation means?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0its so you dont have to use so many numbers

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0actually, don't worry about the scientific notation now. just tell me how many METERS it travels in one year.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0are you sure? it travels just 7.5 meters in one whole year?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0if my speed is 10 meters per second, how many meters would I travel in 10 seconds?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0are you familiar with meters? it is just a measure of distance. One meter is roughly equal to one yard. so don't get confused by the word 'meter'

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so answer my question: if my speed is 10 meters per second, how many meters would I travel in 10 seconds?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0wrong. do you know how distance is calculated? distance is speed X time

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so if my speed is 10m/s, how much distance would I cover in 10 seconds?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0100 what? feet, seconds, pies?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay. so if my speed is 10 m/s, I travel 100 meters in 10 seconds. Using the same logic, if my speed is 2398339664 m/s , how many meters do I travel in 31536000 seconds?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay. so 7.563403964E16 meters is the answer. That is also the scientific notation. Scientific notation simply means you take a number, say 123455 and express it as 1.23455 X 10^5. so the answer in your case is 7.563403964E16 which can also be written as 7.563403964 X 10^16

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The letter E in the answer means you multiply the number before E with 10^ the number after E so 7.563403964E16 means 7.563403964 multiplied by 10^16. so your answer in scientific notation is 7.563403964E16 meters or 7.563403964 X 10^16 meters.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0http://www.chem.tamu.edu/class/fyp/mathrev/mrscnot.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_notation scientific notation is just a way to represent NUMBERS. It does not mean that you should change meters to miles or anything like that.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0you are welcome. note that E means the exponent. it doesn't always have to be 10.
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