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# Which travel faster light or sounds?

Updated: 4/28/2022

Wiki User

12y ago

Light travels considerably faster.

Sound travels at about 343 meters per second. Light travels at 299,792,458 meters per second.

Light in vacuum travels about 876 thousand timesas fast as sound in air.
If you meant to ask if light or sound travels faster then this is the answer:

Light travels faster, with a speed of 300,000,000 m/s (which is equal to 300,000 km/s, or 186,282 miles per second). Sound, on the other hand, travels at a speed of 340 m/s (which is equal to 1126 ft/s).

Wiki User

11y ago

Wiki User

12y ago

Light. Light travels at 186,282 miles per second. Sound travels at about five seconds per mile.

i believe it would be 5 miles per second, not seconds per mile

No, the first answer was correct. Sound travels at approximately .211 miles per second, or about 4.7 (≈5) seconds per mile.

Wiki User

8y ago

Light travels MUCH faster than sound.

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