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How much longer (percentage) is a one-mile race than a 1500- race?

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    1500 what? What units are used for the 1500-race?

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    oh sorry about that, it is 1500 m

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    one mile = 1.609344 km
    = 1609.344 m
    so the excess distance over the 1500 m race
    = (1609.344 - 1500) m
    = 106.344 m

    as a percentage that would be
    109.344/1500 = .0728 or appr. 7.3%

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    Thank you!

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    There are several ways to figure this problem. I took the easy way and converted 100 meters to miles at this site

    http://www.metric-conversions.org/length/meters-to-miles.htm

    1500 meters = 0.932 mile

    1 - 0.932 = 0.068

    0.068 = 6.8%

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    guilty of a transcript error.

    last two lines should have been ...

    as a percentage that would be
    106.344/1500 = .0709 or appr. 7.1%

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    I understand the concept thank you again!

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