# Thread: Did I do this right?

1. ## 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?

2. ## 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.

3. ## Re: Did I do this right? (solved)

Originally Posted by strings1234565
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?
$\frac{3 \, inches}{1 \, minute} \cdot \frac{1 \, minute}{60 \, seconds} \cdot \frac{1 \, meter}{39.37 \, inches}$