The problem as it is verbatim:
"Calculate the average speed a runnr has during a marathon. The time data is entered via keyboard, expressed in minutes. The result should be in Kilometers per hour."
I'm assuming the distance is measured in Meters. Ok.
How would I convert meters per second, to kilometers per hour? Paging, Macosxnerd.
5 Replies  735 Views  Last Post: 25 August 2011  10:47 AM
#1
Simple math problem, trying to help out my little brother.
Posted 25 August 2011  09:12 AM
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#2
Re: Simple math problem, trying to help out my little brother.
Posted 25 August 2011  09:13 AM
The conversion is 1 m/sec == 3.6 km/hr.
By the way, not sure if you're aware, but the Google calculator is tremendous for conversions. I used it a ton in my two years of chemistry. Type in unita to unitb and it should show you the conversion.
Hope this helps some!
By the way, not sure if you're aware, but the Google calculator is tremendous for conversions. I used it a ton in my two years of chemistry. Type in unita to unitb and it should show you the conversion.
Hope this helps some!
#3
Re: Simple math problem, trying to help out my little brother.
Posted 25 August 2011  09:21 AM
(1 m / 1 s) x (3600 s / 1 hr) x (1 km / 1000 m) = profit (or as mac said, 3.6 km/hr)
This post has been edited by NeoTifa: 25 August 2011  09:21 AM
#4
Re: Simple math problem, trying to help out my little brother.
Posted 25 August 2011  09:31 AM
How many Meters in a Kilometre?
1 Km = 1000 m
How many Minutes in a Hour?
1 Hr = 60 mins
How many Seconds in a Minute?
1 Min = 60 Secs
How many Seconds in a Hour?
60 Secs * 60 Mins = 3600 Secs
So how m/s is equalivent to 1Km / s?
1 M/Sec == 1000m / 3600 Secs == 1m/3.6secs
1 Km = 1000 m
How many Minutes in a Hour?
1 Hr = 60 mins
How many Seconds in a Minute?
1 Min = 60 Secs
How many Seconds in a Hour?
60 Secs * 60 Mins = 3600 Secs
So how m/s is equalivent to 1Km / s?
1 M/Sec == 1000m / 3600 Secs == 1m/3.6secs
#5
Re: Simple math problem, trying to help out my little brother.
Posted 25 August 2011  10:43 AM
You forgot the k....
#6
Re: Simple math problem, trying to help out my little brother.
Posted 25 August 2011  10:47 AM
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