Oil tanker carrying 2.0 X10^5 metric tons of crude oil of density .70g/cm^3 breaks up at sea, what area of ocean in km^2 will be polluted if the oil spreads out to the thickness of .10 mm?? Metric ton = 1000 kg.
Ans is 2900 km^2.
So change the metric ton to kg is 2x10^8 kg.
Now kinda stuck again. I hae no clue what it is asking and what formula to use again.
HELP PLEASE. again, this is our own study material that we need to work out, nothing to hand in and need this to study from.
Please help thanks
I DON"T KNOW WHERE TO START.
Still a bit confused, but..........so do I multiply the metric ton by the thickness to get the volume??
I am having a hard time with going from the .7g/cm3 to to a km^2. Or am I thinking way to hard on this.
Can you help me out with the first calculation please?
if you have trouble converting units, i find helpful using conversion factors. The idea is you multiply by 1, thus you are sure to get an equivalent value. an example of a conversion factor is (1 ft / 12 in). You multiply by conversion factors strategically to get units to cancel as you desire.
Undefined: THANKS for the break down. I was lost and now I am found. I will study this, which I already have and understand it. I was forgetting the A=V/h. I was looking at this from density only, and that was it. I was lost after that point.
I appreciate your help and trust me, will memorize this to memory.