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    Did I do this right? (solved)

    The problem is:

    My pet racing snail travels 3 inches in a minute. What is its speed in meters per second? (1 meter = 39.37 inches)

    I divided 3 by 39.37 which gives me .0762001524 meters/min

    Would I then multiply that by 60 to get it in per seconds?
    Last edited by strings1234565; July 23rd 2011 at 05:06 PM.
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    Re: Did I do this right? (solved)

    Three inches in a minute. Let's convert that to inches per second. Three inches per 60 seconds imply 3/60 inches per 1 second. So we have 0.05 inches per second. 1 meter is 39.37 inches, so divide to get 0.05/39.37 meters per second = 0.00127 meters per second.
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    Re: Did I do this right? (solved)

    Quote Originally Posted by strings1234565 View Post
    The problem is:

    My pet racing snail travels 3 inches in a minute. What is its speed in meters per second? (1 meter = 39.37 inches)

    I divided 3 by 39.37 which gives me .0762001524 meters/min

    Would I then multiply that by 60 to get it in per seconds?
    \frac{3 \, inches}{1 \, minute} \cdot \frac{1 \, minute}{60 \, seconds} \cdot \frac{1 \, meter}{39.37 \, inches}
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