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A trip through space to calculate distance - Heather Tunnell

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Imagine two aliens racing across outer space to their moon. Who can we deem the fastest alien? With DIRT -- or the equation Distance = Rate x Time -- we can calculate their rates, using the distance they traveled and the time they took. Heather Tunnell explains how to use this helpful equation to determine which of our alien friends is truly faster.

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  • Educator Heather Tunnell
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  • Animator Ricky Earl, Rob Thomson, James Hing
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Practice solving more distance equations with Purplemath and Khan Academy.

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  • Animator Ricky Earl, Rob Thomson, James Hing
  • Narrator Michelle Snow

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