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## If Jim could drive a Jetson’s flying car at a constant speed of 440 km/hr across oceans and space, approximately how long (in millions of ye

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If Jim could drive a Jetson’s flying car at a constant speed of 440 km/hr across oceans and space, approximately how long (in millions of years, in 106 years) would he take to drive to a nearby star that is 12.0 light-years away? Use 9.461 × 1012 km/light-year and 8766 hours per year (365.25 days).

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Answer:t = 2.94 x 10⁶ years

Explanation:The equation used in the case of constant speed is:

s = vtt = s/vwhere,

s = distance = 12 light years

s = (12 light years)(9.461 x 10¹² km/light year) = 113.532 x 10¹² km

v = speed = 440 km/hr

t = time passed = ?

Therefore,

t = (113.532 x 10¹² km)/(440 km/hr)t = 2.58 x 10¹¹ hrNow, converting it to years:

t = (2.58 x 10¹¹ hr)(1 year/8766 hr)t = 2.94 x 10⁶ years