- Solutions 16

The distance from Earth to the Moon is approximately 240,000 mi. (b) The peregrine falcon has been measured as traveling up to in a dive. If this falcon could fly to the Moon at this speed, how many seconds would it take?

Okay guys, so in this question they tell us that the falcon travels about 350 kilometers per one hour. They want to know how many seconds it would take to fly to the moon. We know that the distance from Earth to the moon is 240,000 miles. So first let's convert miles to kilometers. So we know that for every one mile we have 1.6093 kilometers. We put miles on the bottom to be able to cancel it out and then now we know that we have 350 kilometers for every one hour that it travels. Now we're able to cancel kilometers out, so we're left with hours.

Let's convert hours to seconds now. So we know that we have 60 minutes in one hour and then we know that we have 60 seconds in one minute. So we're about to cancel out hours with hours, minutes with minutes so we're left with seconds which is what we're looking for. So multiply everything on the top and divide by everything on the bottom and you should get 3,972,672 seconds. So this is how many seconds it would take to fly to the moon using the falcon that travels this many kilometers per hour. See you guys soon.