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    The United States emitted 19.5 million t of nitrogen oxides (NO) into the atmosphere in 1987. One metric ton (1 t) equals 1,000 kg. How many kilograms of NO were emitted to the atmosphere in the United States during 1987?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patience View Post
    The United States emitted 19.5 million t of nitrogen oxides (NO) into the atmosphere in 1987. One metric ton (1 t) equals 1,000 kg. How many kilograms of NO were emitted to the atmosphere in the United States during 1987?
    Set up a ratio.

    1/1000 = 19500000/x

    x = 19,500,000,000 kg
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