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    Really basic math question, just need to verify

    One of my pupils wrote this for me (he's only 9) "light travels round the earth once at 1/6th of a second...how many times does it travel in ten minutes?"

    1) In 1s, light must travel around the earth 6 times (as 1/6 x 6 = 1)

    2) Thus, in 1 minute, light travels around the earth 6 x 60 = 360 times...

    3) So in 10 minutes, the light travels 360 x 10 = 3600 times...

    right?

    I know it's REALLY basic, but I'm just posting here to make sure...it's late in the UK!
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    Re: Really basic math question, just need to verify

    i see nothing wrong with your calculations
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