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## Light travels approximately 982,080,000 ft/s, and one year has approximately 32,000,000 seconds. A light year is the distance light travels

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Light travels approximately 982,080,000 ft/s, and one year has approximately 32,000,000 seconds. A light year is the distance light travels in one year.

Calculate the distance of one light year in feet.

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Answer: 3.142656 × 10^16 feet

Explanation: Given that the

Speed = 982,080,000 ft/s, and

Time = 32,000,000 seconds

The formula for speed is:

Speed = distance/ time

Make distance the subject of formula

Since the time is second in one year and speed is ft/s, substitute both into the formula

Distance = speed × time

distance = 982,080,000 × 32,000,000

Distance = 3.142656 × 10^16 feet.

The distance of one light year in feet is 3.142656 × 10^16