The established value for the speed of light in a vacuum is 299 792 458 m/s. What is the order-of-magnitude of this number?

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  22. Physic please help!

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  25. physics

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  26. Chemistry

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  28. Physics,,,,,,,How do I solve this?

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  30. physics

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  32. MATH

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  33. physics

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  34. PHYSICS

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    I'm having a hard time with significant figures. Any help would be appreciated. The first one is 0.0000000502. I put that it has three significant figures. Is this correct? The other numbers I haven't a clue about are: 5.52 299,792,458 206,265 I get the

  37. Physics

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  38. physics

    Question Part Points Submissions Used 1 2 3 4 0/0.37 0/0.37 –/0.37 –/0.37 4/15 1/15 0/15 0/15 Total 0/1.48 ...A diamond in air is illuminated with white light. On one particular facet, the angle of incidence is 46.05°. Inside the diamond, red light

  39. physic

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  40. chemistry

    The speed of light in a vacuum is 2.998 108 m/s. What is its speed in each of the following units

  41. physics

    If the speed of light through material Z is 2.5×108 m/s, what is this material’s index of refraction? The speed of light in a vacuum is 3 × 108 m/s.

  42. chemistry

    What is the wavelength of a photon with an energy of 6.35 10-19 J? (The speed of light in a vacuum is 2.998 108 m/s. Planck's constant is 6.626 10-34 J·s.)

  43. chemistry

    What is the energy of a photon with a wavelength of 8.45 102 nm? (The speed of light in a vacuum is 2.998 108 m/s. Planck's constant is 6.626 10-34 J · s.)

  44. Physics please explain

    Can you please explain your answer. How did you get blue lamda. Is it because red and green makes blue? How do I find the value of blue lambda? A mixture of red light (vacuum = 661 nm) and green light (vacuum = 551 nm) shines perpendicularly on a soap film

  45. Physics

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  49. Physics

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  53. Physics

    The established value for the speed of light in a vacuum is 299 792 458 m/s. What is the order-of-magnitude of this number?

  54. math

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  55. MATH

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  69. Astronomy

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  70. chemistry

    What is the frequency of a photon with an energy of 7.40 10-18 J? (The speed of light in a vacuum is 2.998 108 m/s. Planck's constant is 6.626 10-34 J·s.)

  71. chemistry

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  73. Physics

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  74. chemistry

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  75. 10th grade

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  78. Beginning Chem.

    A. What is the frequency of a photon with a wavelength of 8.35 multiplied by 10-5 m? (The speed of light in a vacuum is 2.998 multiplied by 108 m/s. Planck's constant is 6.626 multiplied by 10-34 J·s.) B. What is the wavelength of a photon with a

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  88. Math>>>>if anyone could check my answer

    this problem is difficutl for me i have an answer but im unsure so if someone could check my answer please. heres my problem: A light year is the distance that a light travels through a vacuum (space without matter) in one year. A light year is about 9.46

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  93. chemistry

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