So a person stands at a far distance from an audio device. The audio device emits a sound and the person wants to get the exact time. He knows about speed of sound and has a meter stick to measure his distance between himself and the audio device. What set of measurements can help him determine the time the beep is emitted. He also has a clock.
The way I approached this question was to get a length b/t the man and the beeper. Once he gets the value of distance x, and the man knows the speed of sound, he can determine how long ago the beep occurred by dividing the distance of him and the audio device and the speed of sound. He also reads what time it is when the beep occurred. By doing that, he can subtract the time it took to have the sound travel to him with the time read on the clock and determine the time.
Am I completely off on this? This is an early introduction into relativity.