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marinebaby

  • one year ago

Can someone explain to me how to do this? I have no idea where to even start! Use dimensional analysis to find the number of cm/min in 5.8 m/hr.

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    do you need cm/min or in/hr

  2. marinebaby
    • one year ago
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    I think cm/min!

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    What do you get for an answer?

  5. marinebaby
    • one year ago
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    Okay I understand it a little bit more but I think its supposed to be Meter converted to Centimeter! would it still be the same ?

  6. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Oh shoot sorry...yeah you can just google the conversion for m to cm

  7. marinebaby
    • one year ago
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    it was 580 cm! What would I do now?

  8. marinebaby
    • one year ago
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    Thanks for the help by the way ill be sure to give you a medal! @Savannah_Lynn13 What would I do about the hour to minutes?

  9. hlilly2413
    • one year ago
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    Wait, what was your original question. Are you converting 560 mi/hr to cm/minute or the other way around?

  10. hlilly2413
    • one year ago
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    580*

  11. marinebaby
    • one year ago
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    its converting 5.8 meters / hour to centimeters / minute

  12. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    5.8 metres * 1 hour * 100 cm 1 hour * 60 minutes * 1 metres

  13. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    5.8 * 100 = 580 / 60= 9.67 cm/minute

  14. hlilly2413
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  15. hlilly2413
    • one year ago
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    Do the math and your answer will come out to cm/minute.

  16. hlilly2413
    • one year ago
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    If your teacher is wants your answer in significant figures pay attention to how many places after the decimal you record your answer to.

  17. hlilly2413
    • one year ago
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    teacher wants* ugh. sorry

  18. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Something that always helps me come up with conversion factors is this: Find out what's equal, so for example: \[1 \ hour = 60 \ minutes \] And then if I want to convert something from hours to minutes, I multiply like this in that equation: \[1 = \frac{ 60 \ minutes}{1 \ hour}\] So now I have a conversion factor, which is really equal to 1! Anything multiplied by 1 doesn't change, so similarly conversion factors don't change it either. So as an example, let's say I want to convert 3 hours to minutes? \[3 \ hours * 1 = 3 \ hours * \frac{ 60 \ minutes}{1 \ hour} \] \[ 3 \ \cancel{ hours} * \frac{ 60 \ minutes}{1 \cancel{ hour}} = 3*60 \ minutes = 180 \ minutes \]

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