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# Question: 1 light travels across space to reach earth and feed...

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1. Light travels across space to reach Earth and “feed” plants. Sunlight travels at the speed of light, or 299,792,458 meters per second (m s-1 ). What is this speed in miles per hour? Also, if the round-trip distance between Key Largo, Florida, and Fairbanks, Alaska, is 9,930 miles, how many trips could be taken in one second at this rate of speed? Please express your answers to one decimal place accuracy.