If light takes 8 minutes to reach Earth from the sun and 5.3 hours to reach Pluto, what is the approximate distance from the sun to Pluto?
This is calculated using the following formula.
z = c * t
z is the distance to the object.
c is the speed of light.
t is the time light takes to reach Earth.
Z = 300000 km x 5.5 Hours
5.5 hours = 5.5 * 60 * 60
5.5 hours = 19800 secs
z = 300000 * 19800
z = 5940 000 000
z = 5.9 Billion km