anonymous
  • anonymous
Multiple choice :please select the best answer Given the conversion factors 12in and 3.28ft. ,which line segment is longer ? a. line segment a b. line segment b c.they are the same ill draw them
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anonymous
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JamesJ
  • JamesJ
A is 5 feet and 5 inches long?
JamesJ
  • JamesJ
or 5.5 feet long? Or something else?

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anonymous
  • anonymous
5.5
JamesJ
  • JamesJ
Yes, but 5.5 what?
anonymous
  • anonymous
nothing that is just their lables of the two lines
JamesJ
  • JamesJ
I'm guessing it's feet. In which case, as 1 foot = 0.3048 m 5.5 feet = 5.5(0.3048) = 1.6764 m Now it's obvious which is longer.
JamesJ
  • JamesJ
Or, from the data in the question, 1 m = 3.28 ft Hence 5.5 feet = 5.5/3.28 m = 1.68 m
anonymous
  • anonymous
so the larger one would be a or b ?
JamesJ
  • JamesJ
B is 1 meter long. According to the calculations above, A is 1.68 meters long. Which is longer? C'mon!
anonymous
  • anonymous
She wrote the inches sign on the diagram..
anonymous
  • anonymous
Using common sense, 1 meter is longer than a few inches. A meter is over 3 feet, and a foot is 12 inches. The correct answer is b.

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