Posted by **ttuuffyy** on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 6:18pm.

Is 20 miles more or less than 20,000 kilometers?

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 6:20pm
1 mile = 1.60934 km

What do you think?

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**ttuuffyy**, Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 6:28pm
Well how would you show your work?

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 6:37pm
If you tell me what you think and why, I'll show you how to show the work.

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**ttuuffyy**, Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 6:47pm
Well I started with...

20 x 1,000 and got 20,000 kilometers

next i'm thinking I should do

20,000 x ?

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 6:55pm
What do you think you should do with this fact?

1 mile = 1.60934 km

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**ttuuffyy**, Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 7:03pm
Do 1.60934 divided by 20,000?

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 7:07pm
Let's set up a proportion. Cross multiply and solve for x.

1/ 1.60934 = 20/x

x = 32.1868

20 miles = 32.1868 km

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**ttuuffyy**, Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 7:11pm
can you PLEASE explain it in any easier way?:(

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 7:18pm
20 * 1.60934 = ________ km

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**ttuuffyy**, Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 7:20pm
20 x 1.60934=_ km?

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 7:25pm
Yes. * means multiply

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**ttuuffyy**, Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 7:27pm
THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 7:27pm
You're welcome. :-)

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