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In the equation z = ct + d, z is measured in meters and t is measured in seconds. What are the dimensions (units) of d?

In the equation z = ct + d, z is measured in meters and t is measured in seconds. What are the dimensions (units) of d?
 

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David W. | Experienced ProfExperienced Prof
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Since d is added to the other product to get z meters, d must also be (or converted to) meters.
 
 
Note: since t is measured in seconds, c must be (or converted to) meters/second so that seconds will cancel out.
Bobosharif S. | Mathematics/Statistics TutorMathematics/Statistics Tutor
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Depending on c: If unit of c is something like m/s or [,..]/s, then d also would have the same measurement unit as z, otherwise it doesn't nake sense.