Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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Chapter 7 - Measurement - 7.4 Problems Solving with Metric Measurement - 7.4 Exercises: 17

Answer

(a) Greater snowfall in Boston by $1.54~m$ (b) Greater snowfall in Boston by $308~cm$

Work Step by Step

(a) First, we convert both units to meters: Lander: $106~cm*\frac{1~m}{100~cm}=0.106~m$ Boston: $2.6~m$ Next, we find the difference: $2.6~m-0.106~m=1.54~m$ (b) First, we multiply the answer to (a) by 2 (because we use 2 years of snowfall instead of 1): $1.54*2=3.08~m$ Next, we convert to $cm$: $3.08~m*\frac{100~cm}{1~m}=308~cm$
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