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A 5.8cm -thick layer of oil (n=1.46  ) is sandwiched between a 1.0cm   -thick sheet of glass and a 2.3cm  -thick sheet of polystyrene plastic (n=1.59
How long (in ns ) does it take light incident perpendicular to the glass to pass through this 9.1cm -thick sandwich?
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Speed of Light in Glass = Speed of Light in Vacuum/Refractive INdex

= (3*10^8)/1.33

= 2.255*10^8 m/sec

Speed of Light in Oil = (3*10^8)/1.46

= 2.05*10^8 m/sec

Speed of Light in polustyrene = (3*10^8)/1.59

= 1.887*10^8 m/sec

Therefore

Total Time required = Dsitance/Velocity

= ((5.8*10^-2)/(2.05*10^8)) + ((2.3*10^-2)/(2.255*10^8)) + ((1*10^-2)/(1.887*10^8))

= 4.38*10^-10 sec

= 0.438 ns

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