Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 4 - Proportions, Percents, and Solving Inequalities - 4.1 - Ratios and Proportions - Problem Set 4.1 - Page 148: 10


The top speed of a CraigCat boat is 32.24 miles per hour.

Work Step by Step

We need to convert 52 kilometers per hour to miles per hour. To do that, we multiply 52 by the ratio that converts kilometers to miles. The ratio that converts kilometers to miles is $\frac{0.62\ mile}{1\ kilometer}$. So,$\frac{52\ kilometers}{hour}$ $\times$ $\frac{0.62\ mile}{1\ kilometer}$ = $\frac{52 \times 0.62\ miles}{hour}$ = 32.24 miles per hour.
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