Problem: A radar used to detect the presence of aircraft receives a pulse that has reflected off an object 7.5×10-5 s after it was transmitted. What is the distance from the radar station to the reflecting object?

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The relationship between the time taken, speed, and the distance traveled for a radar used in detecting objects is given by:

2d=t·c

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A radar used to detect the presence of aircraft receives a pulse that has reflected off an object 7.5×10-5 s after it was transmitted. What is the distance from the radar station to the reflecting object?

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