Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321825535
ISBN 13: 978-0-32182-553-7

Chapter 7 - Measurement - 7.1 Problem Solving with U.S. Measurement Units - 7.1 Exercises - Page 487: 64


(a) $\approx 183~yards$ (b) $6600~inches$ (c) $\approx 0.1~miles$ (d) $\approx 9~feet/story$

Work Step by Step

(a) We convert feet to yards: $550~feet*\frac{1~yard}{3~feet}\approx 183~yards$ (b) We convert feet to inches: $550~feet*\frac{12~inches}{1~foot}=6600~inches$ (c) We convert feet to miles: $550~feet*\frac{1~mile}{5280~feet}\approx 0.1~miles$ (d) We figure out how many feet each story corresponds to: $\frac{550~feet}{60~stories}\approx 9.17~feet/story\approx 9~feet/story$
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