If the index of refraction of water is 1.33, what is the speed of light in water?

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speed of light in water #v=225,407,863.2" "#meter/second

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Formula for refractive index

#n=c/v# where #" " "n=" "#refractive index
#" "c=299792458" "#speed of light in a vacuum in
#" " #meter per second
#" "v=#phase velocity of light in the medium

Solve for #v#

#v=c/n#
#v=299792458/1.33#
#v=225,407,863.2" "#m/sec

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