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! 

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  • 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

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