# SOLUTION: If lightning strikes 5.0 miles from you, how many mintues later will you hear the thunder? Assume that the light from the strike reaches your eyes essentially instantaneously. The

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 Question 341142: If lightning strikes 5.0 miles from you, how many mintues later will you hear the thunder? Assume that the light from the strike reaches your eyes essentially instantaneously. The speed of sound in air is 1140 ft/s. Does anyone know how to begin and work through this type of problem?Answer by edjones(7569)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!5*5280=26400' in 5 miles. 26400/1140=23 seconds . Ed