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In 1954, Roger Bannister became the first human to run a mile in less than 4 minutes. Suppose that a runner on a straight track covers a distance of 1.00 mi in exactly 4.00 min.

1. What is his average speed in mi/h?

2. What is his average speed in ft/s?

3. What is his average speed in m/s?

  • physics -

    1.00 mi in 4.00 min
    1 mile/min = 60 mph
    1 mile/4 min = 0.25 mi/min

    1. 0.25 x 60 mi/hr = ? mph
    2. 0.25 x 88 ft/sec = ? ft/sec
    3. 0.25 x 26.8224 meters/sec = ? meters/sec

  • physics -

    should have added above,
    1 mi = 5280 feet
    1 mi = 1609.344 meters

    1 mi/min = 60 mi/hr
    1 mi/min = 88 ft/sec
    1 mi/min = 26.8224 meters/sec

    sorry for the confusion. I wish there was a 'do over' button. :)

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