Alright, so I'm new here and don't really know the ropes. This question could go either in Astronomy, or here; but here is better since what I need involves an equation.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

So first a little about me: I'm new to this forum, and suck at maths. That is all.

So maybe some clever mathematician among all of you could answer this question.

If the system Alpha Centauri is around 4.35 light years away and a light year is 5,874,601,673,407.301 miles (while light travels at 299 792 458 miles per second), going at a speed of four hundred million miles per hour, how long it would it take to get to Alpha Centauri?

I'm not sure how this will be taken, I know it confuses the bejebus out of me, so the key facts are:

Alpha Centauri - 4.35 lightyears

1 lightyear = 5,874,601,673,407.301 miles

speed of light - 299 792 458 miles per second

ship speed - 400 000 000 miles per hour

If I left anything out, just say. As I say I'm not good at maths and so tend to leave out critical details, overlook them, or just plain screw them all up.

This is for a story some friends and myself are working on, and I'm supposed to be the one who knows this stuff.

Thanking you in advance,

- Oxy

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**

Dismiss Notice

Join Physics Forums Today!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

# Ah jebus [new]

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**