Problem: The distance from the sun to Earth is 1.496×108 km. How long does it take light to travel from the sun to Earth?

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Recall that the speed of light is 3.00 x 108 m/s. Speed, distance, and time are related by:

Rearranging this equation to solve for time gives us:

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The distance from the sun to Earth is 1.496×108 km. How long does it take light to travel from the sun to Earth?

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