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# Intel Corporation has invented silicon-based connections that use lasers to move data at a rate of 50 gigabytes per second. The printed collection of the U.S. Library of Congress contains 10 terabytes of information. How long would it take to copy the Library of Congress using these connections?

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The speed is 50 gigabytes per second. And the size of the data is 10 terabytes. We start by converting terabytes into gigabytes, As one terabyte is equal to $10^{3}$ gigabytes So,

$10 \text{ terabytes} =10^{4} \text{ gigabytes}$

According to the above information, the time taken to copy this data is,

$\frac{10^{4}}{50}=\frac{10 \times 10^{3}}{5 \times 10^{1}}$