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Problem 12 Easy Difficulty

A spaceship, 200 $\mathrm{m}$ long as seen on board, moves by the Earth at 0.970 $\mathrm{c} .$ What is its length as measured by an Earth-bound observer?


$L=48.6 \mathrm{m}$


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