Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 1 - Introduction, Measurement, Estimating - Problems: 29

Answer

About 10000 s, or 3 hours.

Work Step by Step

A football field is roughly 100 m long and half as wide, so the area is about 100 meters by 50 meters, or $5000 m^{2}$. Assume the mower has a width of 0.5 meters and that the person walks at about 1 meter per second. Each second, the person can mow $0.5 m^{2}$ of the field. The total time needed is $\frac{5000 m^{2}}{0.5 m^{2}} = 10000 s$.
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