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I'm kind of new nice to meet you guys and girls,

Could someone please explain this to me?

D=S * T

Therefore Distance = Speed of light * Time

And then Distance = Speed of light + 7 * Time

What is Distance and what is time?

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I'm kind of new nice to meet you guys and girls,

Could someone please explain this to me?

D=S * T

Therefore Distance = Speed of light * Time

And then Distance = Speed of light + 7 * Time

What is Distance and what is time?

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Is there anyway to decrease the speed of time so that the speed of light increases, perhaps in all honesty change the distance too because I heard that there is a fabric to space.

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russ_watters

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I'm sorry, but this all really doesn't make any sense. The equation says if you go a certain speed for a certain time you go a certain distance. That's it. Not sure why you'd throw a "7" in there...

And the speed of light and rate of passage of time are always the same for you.

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Is there anyway to decrease the speed of time so that the speed of light increases, perhaps in all honesty change the distance too because I heard that there is a fabric to space.

There is no such way. And spacetime is not a fabric. That's an extremely simplified analogy that doesn't represent the full picture, namely that spacetime is represented mathematically by a 4D manifold.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spacetime_topology

What is Distance and what is time?

Distance is that which a ruler measures, and time is that which a clock measures.

Seriously. That is a basic definition of distance and time. Even Einstein's papers on Relativity use a form of these basic definitions and our ways of teaching relativity involve problems in which we literally insert clocks into different frames of reference. There is no confusion or ambiguity in nearly all of physics about what these things are. If you hear otherwise, then you are dealing with

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Days of the week?Not sure why you'd throw a "7" in there...

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