Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0134467795
ISBN 13: 978-0-13446-779-5

Chapter 7 - Measurement - 7.1 Problem Solving with U.S. Measurement Units - 7.1 Exercises - Page 483: 32


1.25 feet

Work Step by Step

To find how many feet of ice are needed to safely drive a pickup truck on a lake, we need to see the bar graph. According to bar graph, 15 in. of thickness is required to drive safely. Now to calculate the thickness in feet, we need to divide since we are converting from a smaller unit to larger unit. Because 1 ft. = 12 in., divide by 12. 15 inches = 15 * 1/12 = 15/12= 5/4= 1.25 feet
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