So for the problem, every 5 seconds is 1 mile. 1 mile = 1.61 km = 1610 meters. That's 322 meters per second which is about 300 m/s. Whoa DUDES! Thanks a lot, I'm on the road to my noble prize!!!!
This was problem 7 in the homework from the 2nd chapter(Kinematics in one dimension) of my physics book:
According to a rule of thumb, every five seconds between a lightening flash and the following thunder gives the distance of the storm in miles. Assuming the flash of light arrives in...