The steps below show the work of a student used to calculate the number of yards in 804.5 meters. (1 mile = 1,609 meters) (1 mile = 1,760 yards) Step 1: 1,609 meters is being multiplied by conversion factor 1 mile over 804.5 meters equals 2 miles Step 2: 2 miles is being multiplied by conversion factor 1760 yards over 1 mile equals 3,520 yards Step 3: 3,520 yards (1 mile = 1,609 meters) (1 mile = 1,760 yards) How can the error in the student's work be corrected?

QUESTION POSTED AT 01/06/2020 - 04:14 PM

Answered by admin AT 01/06/2020 - 04:14 PM

The first step is wrong since 804.5 meters he should have divided that by the 1609 conversation and determined that 804.5 meters is only 1/2 mile, not 2
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