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a person fires a rifle at a arget. the bullet leaces the rifle at 460 m/s and the person hears the bullet strike the target 2.00 seconds after firing it. the air temperature is 25.o celcius. what is the distance to the target?

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    The sound speed is 340 m/s, give or take a few. You might want to compute it or look it up for that specific temperature.

    Solve this equation to get the distance, X:

    2.00 = bullet travel time + sound travel time
    = X/460 + X/340

    Solve for X, in meters

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