How many miles does light travel in 1 hour? The speed of light is #1.86times10^5 # miles per second.

2 Answers
Oct 18, 2017

The answer is #6.696xx10^8#miles


To compute for this, just simply multiply the speed of light to 1 hour converted to second.

#1 hour xx (60 min)/(1 hour) xx (60 sec)/(1 min) =3600 sec #

Distance traveled = # 1.86xx10^5 (mi)/(s) xx 3600s = 6.696xx10^8#miles

Oct 18, 2017



First, we should at least know that there are 60 minutes in an hour and 60 seconds in one minute. Therefore, #60*60=3600# therefore 3600 seconds in an hour. We then multiply 1.86 by 3600 and then we should get something like 6696. We then move three decimals to the left and add 3 to the variable of three to get, #6.696*10^8#.

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