I need help. i cant seem to figure this out

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Homework Statement


IF a meter stick travels at the speed of light relative to an observer, how long does the meter stick appear to the observer? show you calculations.

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Please show an attempt as per PF guidelines.

Jared
 
  • #3
if speed of light is 299 792 458 m / s would the meter stick also seem this long?
 
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2,745
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I think this is an important point from a past thread:
DaveC426913 said:
Trick question. You should not *get* a reasonable answer. Why?

I've deliberately removed the post reference as I can't give you the full answer, but if you give it a shot I can help.

Note: Credit goes to DaveC and Co from the other thread for this answer.

Are you required to give a numerical answer? I see that "IF" is in capitals in the OP and so I'd assume they want a bit more than a blunt statement.

Jared
 

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