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Consider a pulse of laser light aimed at the Moon that bounces back to Earth. The distance between Earth and the Moon is 3.84 * 108 m. Show that the round-trip time for the light is 2.56 s.

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  1. Round trip distance is double the earth-moon distance.
    Speed of light is 3*10^8 m/s.
    Distance = Speed * time, so

    Time = Distance /Speed
    Plug in numbers and calculate time accordingly.

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    posted by MathMate
  2. 768000000

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