The semiconductor chip at the heart of a personal computer is a square 4 mm on a side and contains 10^9 electronic components.

If each component is a square, what is the distance across each component? (this part was easy... it was 1 x 10^-4 mm)

If a calculation requires that electrical impulses traverse 10^4 elements on the chip, each a million times, how many such calculations can the computer perform each second? The maximum speed of an electrical impulse is close to the speed of light, 3 x 10^8 m/s

The second part of the question is what has me confused. I've submitted the answers 3 x 10^11 and 3 x 10^15, both of which are wrong.

Any ideas on this?

My attempted solution was as follows:

c = 3 x 10^8 m/s

(3 x 10^8 m)/(s) x (1)/(1 x 10^-7 m) = 3 x 10^15 Hz

Sadly I only have 1 attempt left to submit the correct answer. It's an all-or-nothing point system.

Thanks in advance