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How long does it take for a nerve impulse to travel from the spinal cord to the big toe, assuming the distance traveled is one meter and the velocity is 38.8 m/s.

Guest Oct 23, 2014

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Distance  =  Rate x Time

     1 m    =  38.8 m/s x t

Divide by 38.8:

     1 m / 38.8 m/s  =  t

    t  =  0.026 s

geno3141  Oct 23, 2014
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Best Answer

Distance  =  Rate x Time

     1 m    =  38.8 m/s x t

Divide by 38.8:

     1 m / 38.8 m/s  =  t

    t  =  0.026 s

geno3141  Oct 23, 2014

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