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T=T'/sqrt1-(velocity sq./speed of light sq)

T=1200 seconds/sqrt1-(167400 m/secs/186000 m/secs)

T=1200 seconds/sqrt 1-0.81

T=1200 seconds/sqrt 0.19

T=1200 seconds/ 0.4358898944

T=2952.988806

Subtract T from T' and you get time dilation=51.76629355 minutes (converted from seconds).

Key:

T=time measured by person who is stationary

T'=time measured by person in motion

V=velocity/speed

C=speed of light (186000 m/secs)

my teacher says the formula is flawed and it's really 51 years, not 51 minutes. who's right here?