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Here is the problem

Given light takes 8 minutes to reach the earth from the sun, at what speed is the earth orbiting the sun.

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- Thread starter rhenretta
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Here is the problem

Given light takes 8 minutes to reach the earth from the sun, at what speed is the earth orbiting the sun.

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This comes out to about one third of a light second per hour, or:

100,000 km/hr.

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2EZ

I'll give someone else a try. (I was only off by 7,218 km/hr.)

I'll give someone else a try. (I was only off by 7,218 km/hr.)

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Yes. its pretty satisfying that with total approximations I get an answer that's 93% right.

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And because it is such an appropriate reward for the correct answer:

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...and now for something completely different.

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Oh, now I feel bad for you ;-), how about this one

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I'm afraid not.

Now I feel bad for me.

Now I feel bad for me.

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