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 516: 41


about 3040.2 km

Work Step by Step

Length of flight path The length of flight path is 1,888.3 miles 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 mile = 1.61 kilometers. Two unit fractions can be written using that information.(1 mile)/(1.61 kilometers) Or (1.61 km)/(1 mile). Multiply by the unit fraction that allows you to divide out mile (that is, miles is in the denominator). 1,888.3 miles *(1.61 km)/(1 mile). = 3040.16 km = about 3040.2 km
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