A fathom is a method for measuring lengths, usually reserved for measuring the depth of water. A fathom is approximately 6 ft in length . Take the distance to the moon to be 250 000 miles, and use the approximation above to find the distance in fathoms .
I try to solve :
I fa = 6 ft
I mi = 5280 ft
then : 250 000 X 5280
= 132000000
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A fathom is a measure, usually reserved for measuring the depth of water.
A fathom is approximately 6 ft in length.
Take the distance to the moon to be 250 000 miles,
and use the approximation above to find the distance in fathoms.
We know that: .
Form a fraction with the two terms.
. . There are two possible fractions: . .[1]
We know that: .
Form a fraction with the two terms.
. . There are two possible fractions: . .[2]
We want to convert 250,000 miles to fathoms.
. . Begin with: .
Multiply by a fraction from [1].
. . Select the fraction so that "miles" will cancel.
. .
Multiply by a fraction from [2].
. . Select the fraction so that "feet" will cancel.
. .
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This, of course, can be done in one multiplication:
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