Posted by **conversions** on Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 8:38pm.

3 miles to centimeters

will someone help with that problem? and tell me how to show my work with all the multiplication and division. like 1 mile over 3 centimeters or whatever (random numbers) but will you show me how and what the answer is please

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**Christina**, Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 8:40pm
Okay first you have to go from miles to ft then to iniches and then to cen? right?

So you put what your trying to find on top.

I'm not going to do this for you so tell me, how many feet are in a mile?

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**conversions**, Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 8:43pm
5280 ft in a mile

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**Christina**, Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 8:51pm
K cool.

first step

3 miles * 5280 ft

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1 ft 1 mile.

Now muilitply top times top ( 3 times 5280) and then divide it by the answer at the bottom when u muiltply. (1 times 1)

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**conversions**, Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 8:55pm
that doesnt make sense. the answer is 44150400 but how do you get that

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**Christina**, Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 8:59pm
That's wrong Muilitpy 3* 5280

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**conversions**, Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 9:02pm
15840. i know that.

but the final answer is 483000

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**Christina**, Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 9:04pm
483000 in what units?

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**Henry**, Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 9:05pm
3 mi * 1600 m/mi * 100 cm/m = 480000 cm

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**conversions**, Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 9:05pm
483000 in cm

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