College Physics (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-32160-183-1
ISBN 13: 978-0-32160-183-4

Chapter 1 - Measurement and Problem Solving - Learning Path Questions and Exercises - Conceptual Questions - Page 27: 5


No, I would not believe my fellow student who saw a 3-cm-long ladybug. Yes, I would believe my other fellow who caught a 10-kg salmon.

Work Step by Step

Ladybugs are of the order of millimeters in size; while 3 cm is about ten times that. It is unlikely that my fellow student saw a 3-cm-long ladybug. Salmons on the other hand can weigh 10-kgs. So, she is believable.
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