Erick R asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 4 months ago

# Traveling 50,000 mph, how long would it take to travel 17.4 light-years?

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• Tom
Lv 7
4 months ago

Since light travels at 186,200 Miles per second, multiply time 3600 seconds to get miles per hour and divide that number by 50,000 MPH----will give you how many hours. Divide hours by 24 will give you how many days, divide days by 365.24 will give you how many YEARS.

• 4 months ago

186000*60*60*24*365*17.4/(50000/360)

• oubaas
Lv 7
4 months ago

V = 50*1.609/3.6 = 22.35 km/sec

time t = 300,000/22.35*17.4 = 233,557 years

• 4 months ago

Traveling 50,000 mph, how long would it take to travel 17.4 light-years?

The first step is to convert the speed from mph to m/s.

1 mph * 5280 ft/mi * 12 in/ft * 2.54 cm/in * 1 m/100 cm * 1 h/3600 s = 0.44704 m/s/

v = 50,000 * 0.44704 = 23,352 m/s

One light year is the distance light moves in one year.

d= 17.4 * 365.25 days/year * 24 hr/day * 60 min/hr * 60 s/min = 5.4910224 * 10^8 meters

t = 5.4910224 * 10^8 ÷ 23,352

The time is approximately 23,514 seconds. One hour is 3,600 seconds.

t = (5.4910224 * 10^8 ÷ 23,352) ÷ 3,600

The time is approximately 6.53 hours. I hope this is helpful for you.

• Anonymous
4 months ago

darpa has perfected the warp engine . we can go faster than light now .

• 4 months ago

vship / v light = t light/ t ship

-> tship = tlight *( vlight / v ship)

=(6.7 * 10 ^8 /50000) * 17.4 years ~= 233,000 years

• Sam
Lv 7
4 months ago

More then I care to try figuring out.

• 4 months ago

Do the math yourself:

v = d/t

v = velocity

d = distance

t = elapsed time

• Anonymous
4 months ago

A very, very, very long time.

Google will give you the number of miles in a light year

17.4 light years * miles/light year / 50,000 mile/hr

Big number