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Question on the speed of light.

  1. May 27, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    An observer sees a lightning flash from a distant thunderstorm and 12 seconds later hears the second. If the temperature of the air is 20 degress celsius, how far from the storm is the observer? (assume that light travels instantaneously.

    2. Relevant equations
    None I know of.

    3. The attempt at a solution

    No clue. I've missed 4 days of school last week due to some sort of rash that was said to be contagious. Im very exhausted and I have no clue what I have to do. Can someone please do the problem and guide me by explaining how they solved it?

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  3. May 27, 2008 #2
    did some math and got 4083 meters.
  4. May 27, 2008 #3


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  5. May 27, 2008 #4
    so it is 4,123?
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