Distance, d = vt
1 year = (365)(24)(60)(60) = 31536000 s
Tectonic plates are large segments of the Earth's crust that move slowly. Suppose that one such plate has an average speed of 4.0 cm/year.
(a) What distance does it move in 1 s at this speed?
(b) What is its speed in kilometers per million years?
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