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## Homework Statement

Alphonse decides to go for a joy ride in his Astro-Scooter. He maintains a speed of 0.604 c and is gone for 6.53 years according to his ship's clock. His twin brother Carl says he is full of beans. According to Carl, how long has Alphonse been gone?

To=?

T=6.53 years?

v=0.604c

c=3*10^8

## Homework Equations

T= To/ (Sqrt of (1- v^2 / c^2)

## The Attempt at a Solution

So first i noticed i had to convert the years into seconds because the other variables were in seconds (m/s). So i multiplied 6.53 by 365*24*60*60 to make it into seconds (205930080sec). Which then i plugged it into the formula as T. As for the velocity and the speed of light, the "c" cancels out because the velocity it measured by a fraction of the speed of light so then it would only look like this Sqrt of (1-0.604^2 ) for the denominator. I then multiplied the "T" by the denominator of "To" to get To by itself. The answer came out to be 164123044 seconds however i still got it wrong. Then i tried the other way where this time "T" was To , which came out to be 2583866150.5 seconds but still wrong, im not sure which variable is right and what i mis calculated. Help is appreciated thank you :)