# The distance to the sun is 93,000,000 miles. The closest star is 270,000 miles times that. How long would it take to get a radio signal or light to that star?Using the equation t=d/v, please...

The distance to the sun is 93,000,000 miles. The closest star is 270,000 miles times that. How long would it take to get a radio signal or light to that star?

Using the equation t=d/v, please explain how you came to your answer. Thanks!

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The speed of light is 186282 miles per second. The total distance between the nearest star is:` `

`d=93000000 times 270000=2.511 times 10^13` miles

Since `t=d/v` we can substitute the values to get:

`t={2.511times 10^13}/186282`

`approx 134800000` seconds

`approx 37400` hours

` ` `approx 1560` days

`approx 4.27` years

**It would take approximately 4.27 years to get a radio signal (or light) to the nearest star.**