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    Please help!

    I'm not sure if my wording is correct, but the general idea is:

    If 1 day equals a 1000 years, then how long (in days or months) would 2 seconds (2 seconds of a day) be?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elli View Post
    I'm not sure if my wording is correct, but the general idea is:

    If 1 day equals a 1000 years, then how long (in days or months) would 2 seconds (2 seconds of a day) be?
    hint: how many seconds are there in a day?

    just convert in the usual way:

    \frac {1000 \text{ years}}{1 \text{ day}} \times \frac {1 \text{day}}{ ?\text{ seconds}} = \cdots
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elli View Post
    I'm not sure if my wording is correct, but the general idea is:

    If 1 day equals a 1000 years, then how long (in days or months) would 2 seconds (2 seconds of a day) be?
    1 day=1000 years
    24 hours=1000 years
    24x60 minutes=1000 years
    24x60x60 seconds=1000 years
    1 second=1000/(24x60x60) years
    therfor
    2 second=(1000x2)/(24x60x60)
    =.02315(approx) years
    from my side converting the solution into days or month without any assumption is not possible as this is a hypothetical question.
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