Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Length and Distance
How do you you find out how many feet are in a mile?
Look it up in a source that discusses weights and measures. There are, in fact 5280 feet in a mile. ...
How many US Quarters would it take to make up the distance of a mile?
You do the math. Here's how to calculate the answer. Carefully measure ten quarters. Then add those measurements and divide by 10 [this gives you a reasonable average]. Then divide that measurement average into twelve inches, which will tell you how many quarters there are per foot. Then divide that number [the number of quarters per foot] into 5,280 feet, which is the number of feet per mile. The result of this last division will be the number of quarters required to...
Asked in Math and Arithmetic
He ran 300 feet in 10 seconds About how many minutes would it take him to complete the mile?
300 feet in 10 seconds = 30 feet per second. 1 mile = 5280 feet. 5280 feet at 30 ft/sec = 5280/30 = 176 seconds = 2 minutes 56 seconds. Except that he will not be able to keep up that pace. ...