During an experiment, a signal from a spaceship reached the ground station in five minutes. What was the distance of the spaceship from the ground station? The signal travels at the speed of light, that is, 3 × 108 m/s.

Given that

The signal travels in a straight line, the distance between the spaceship and the ground station is equal to the total distance travelled by the signal.

Find out

The distance of the spaceship from the ground station

Solution

5 minutes = 5*60 seconds = 300 seconds.

Speed of the signal = 3 × 108 m/s.

Therefore, total distance = (3 × 108 m/s) * 300s

= 9*1010 meters.

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