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?
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?
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.