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Geology please help?

 Part 1.c. Assuming someone born today lives to the age of 100, how much wider will the Atlantic Ocean become during his or her lifetime?

 a. 3 cm

 b. 333 cm

 c. 0.3 cm

 d. 3,330 cm

2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    So without knowing the current expansion of the ocean today, just how are we supposed to calculate this - are we supposed to research it for you, yet you probably have that information in your homework somewhere.

    Perhaps in Part 1.a or Part 1.b...?

  • 2 months ago

    USGS is giving 2.5 cm/yr as the spreading rate of the mid-Atlantic ridge, so in 100 years the ocean would become 2.5 m wider.  Apparently your textbook gave a different spreading rate, but I'm going to say the answer they want is 333 cm (3.33 m).

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