Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

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

Chapter 7 - Measurement - 7.5 Metric - U.S. Measurement Conversions and Temperature - 7.5 Exercises - Page 513: 7


4.8 meters

Work Step by Step

16 ft to meters We’re changing from a U.S length unit to a metric length unit. In the “U.S. to Metric Units” side of the table, you see that 1 foot = 0.30 meter. Two unit fractions can be written using that information.(1 foot)/(0.30 meter) Or(0.30 meter)/(1 foot). Multiply by the unit fraction that allows you to divide out feet (that is, feet is in the denominator). 16 ft *(0.30 meter)/(1 foot) = 4.8 meters
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