Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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Chapter 7 - Measurement - 7.1 Problem Solving with U.S. Measurement Units - 7.1 Exercises: 54

Answer

$\frac{9}{10}$ ton or 0.9 ton

Work Step by Step

57,024 inch = mile Use the unit fraction $\frac{1 foot}{12 inches}$ to change inches to feet and the unit fraction$\frac{1 mile}{5280 feet}$to change feet to mile. Notice how all the units divide out except mile, which is the unit you want in the answer. 57,024 inch * $\frac{1 foot}{12 inches}$* $\frac{1 mile}{5280 feet}$ = $\frac{9}{10}$ ton = 0.9 ton
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