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Dimpalk104

  • one year ago

please help me with conversion factors If a person drinks an average of 1.45 L of Diet Coke every day since 1987, how many gallons of Diet Coke has he/she consumed in the past 17 years?

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Without showing you numbers can you figure it out. \[\frac{years }{ 1 }\times \frac{ days }{ year }\times \frac{ Liters }{ days }\times \frac{ gallons }{ Liters }\]

  2. Dimpalk104
    • one year ago
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    no not really because aren't you supposed to start with 1.45/ 1 day?? @Shalante

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    No, you would use the given variable in the end of the last sentence to begin with (years)

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Tell me how your conversion would look in liters? If we want to find gallons, we know that liter can be convert to gallon If you drink 1.45 L a day and we know how much days are in a year, then we can figure it out.

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    It is like a step. The unit you are trying to find should be in the last conversion fraction.

  6. Dimpalk104
    • one year ago
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    i got 2377 as my answer @Shalante

  7. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Let me see.

  8. anonymous
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    Nope.

  9. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    I gtg 365 years*365days/1 year * 1.45L/day* 0.26 gallon/1Liters

  10. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    17 years oops.

  11. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    @Shalante Can't you do the following: \[\frac{ 1.45L }{ day }(\frac{ 0.264172 gallons }{ L }) (\frac{ 365days }{ year })(\frac{ 17 yrs }{ 1 })\] This would equal 2376.82 as in @Dimpalk104 answer

  12. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Starting with years is easier for me since you would cancel the unit in the numerator every time. It looks more chronological too. Your way seems to be a bit more confusing as it goes from gallons in numerator to years in denominator.

  13. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Fine, but either way you would get the same answer @Dimpalk104 got 2377 as the answer. I'm wondering why you responded nope

  14. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Thought he/she put something else because I saw the answer and responded a little late. Maybe he/she deleted the answer. But that's still not the answer because it is not in 3 sig figs.

  15. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Your way of starting out and ending the conversion has its flaws that would not be helpful for the more different and complex ones.

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