Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsEarth Sciences & Geology · 1 month ago

# If a plate moves 2cm a year, how far will it move after 1000 years?

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• 3 weeks ago

2,000 cm.

• 4 weeks ago

2 cm.  The giveaway word is "after."  After 1000 years the plate is still moving 2 cm a year

• John P
Lv 7
4 weeks ago

Do you need a large succession of generations of plate-pushers whose task it is to push that plate 2 cm once a year?  What is the plate made of?  Will it last 1,000 years without cracking?

• 4 weeks ago

Plate tectonics is a poorly-supported THEORY to explain away God's wrath as naturally-occurring, really slow car crashes underground! That's just stupid! If it moves slow, it won't shake fast. God is angry over sinners!

• Anonymous
1 month ago

Oh come on, how hard is it to multiply 1000 by 2?

• Bill-M
Lv 7
1 month ago

2000 cm .................................................

• MARK
Lv 7
1 month ago

Take your pick: 2000 cm; 20 m; 0.02 km.

I am sure such simple arithmetic is not beyond you. If it moves 2 cm in one year and the rate is constant then in 1000 years it will move = 2 x 1000 = 2000 cm.

• Anonymous
1 month ago

Ummm, 2000 cm (?)

• 1 month ago

anything that moves two centimeters per year will move 2000 cm in 1000 years.  Basic arithmetic: 2 cm/yr x 1000 yr = 2000 cm.  You could also convert to some other unit of measure if you wanted.  20 meters might be appropriate.

• Ron
Lv 7
1 month ago

let's see

1 cm = 2.54 in

2 cm = 5.08 in

1000*5.08 = 5080 in

1 ft = 12 in

5080(12)^-1 = 423 1/3 ft

mi = 5280 ft

2000 cm = .01807 mi