How would I explain and answer this please?

The speed of sound is 331.6 meters per second. in miles how far will sound travel in 2 minutes?

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- Dec 8th 2010, 06:36 PMkys890How far will sound wave travel in 2 minutes?
How would I explain and answer this please?

The speed of sound is 331.6 meters per second. in miles how far will sound travel in 2 minutes? - Dec 8th 2010, 07:50 PMBacterius
You know there are seconds in a minute. If sound travels meters per second, then it must travel meters in a minute, hence meters in

**two**minutes.

That gives us a speed of meters per two minutes.

Now mile is equivalent to meters, so how many miles make up for meters ? You set up an equation where is the distance in miles, because times the number of miles gives the distance in meters. Divide each side by , and you obtain :

miles.

Therefore, in two minutes, sound travels about miles.