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    Exclamation Converting Miles and Feet into Kilometers

    Not sure If I have the write formula to solve the equation.
    Here are the givens

    1 mile = 5280 feet
    1 meter = 3.28 feet
    1 kilometer = 1000

    I'm trying to convert feet and miles into kilometers here is what my formula looks like

    5280 multiplied by X miles = feet
    3.28 divided by X feet = meters
    1000 divivded by X meters = kilometers

    Is this correct to solve convert miles and feet into kilometers or am I missing a step or so?
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    Quote Originally Posted by poog90 View Post
    Not sure If I have the write formula to solve the equation.
    Here are the givens

    1 mile = 5280 feet
    1 meter = 3.28 feet
    1 kilometer = 1000

    I'm trying to convert feet and miles into kilometers here is what my formula looks like

    5280 multiplied by X miles = feet
    3.28 divided by X feet = meters
    1000 divivded by X meters = kilometers

    Is this correct to solve convert miles and feet into kilometers or am I missing a step or so?

    one kilometer have 1000 meters so to see how many feet one kilometer have you should multiply 3.28 * 1000 and get the number of feet in kilometer....
    one mile have 5280 feet, so it means that you need to divide 5280 with (3.28*1000) and number that you get is number that you use to divide miles to get kilometers



    feet to kilometers

     \displaystyle \frac {number \;\; of \; \; feet}{3280} =number \;\; of \; \;  kilometers

    miles to kilometers

     \displaystyle \frac {number \;\; of \; \; miles}{1.60975} =number \;\; of \; \;  kilometers
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