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A pipe of length 10.0 m increases in length by 1.5 cm when its temperature is increased by 90°F. What is its coefficient of linear expansion?

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    alpha = (deltaL/L)/(deltaT)
    = (0.015/10)/90 F
    = 1.7*10^-5 F^-1

    or 3.0*10^-5 degC^-1

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    Ok thank you

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