Converting MPH to Light years/century

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Homework Statement


A certain spaceship has a speed of 12400 mi/hr. What is its speed in light-years/century? A light-year is the distance that light travels in one year with a speed of 186,000 mi/s.

Homework Equations


A light-year is the distance that light travels in one year with a speed of 186,000 mi/s.


The Attempt at a Solution


I'm having some trouble figuring out how to do this problem. The homework is submitted online so I can't tell if I'm doing the problem completley wrong or if my answer is off by a little bit. Can anyone help me figure this out? Don't you just have to convert mph to light years and then multiply that by how much time is in a century?
 

Answers and Replies

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supratim1
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no attempt, no help!
 
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supratim1
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by the way its nothing different than converting the given speed to centimeter/nanosecond. simple conversion.
 

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