# SOLUTION: Using the existing elevation of the Big Island of Hawaii, and an assumed lava flow-rate from the hot spot of 300,000 cubic-meters per second, how long did it take to form the Big I

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 Question 245990: Using the existing elevation of the Big Island of Hawaii, and an assumed lava flow-rate from the hot spot of 300,000 cubic-meters per second, how long did it take to form the Big Island of Hawaii? Please show assumptions, formulas, and your calculation.Answer by oberobic(2304)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!What is the area of the island in square meters? Call it A. What is its average elevation in meters? Call it E. A*E = volume of the island above sea level in cubic meters. Divide by 300,000 cubic meters/second to yield the number of seconds. Convert the seconds to minutes or to hours or to days or to years.