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

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    1 mile = 1.60934 km

    What do you think?

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    Well how would you show your work?

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    If you tell me what you think and why, I'll show you how to show the work.

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    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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    What do you think you should do with this fact?

    1 mile = 1.60934 km

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    Do 1.60934 divided by 20,000?

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    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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    can you PLEASE explain it in any easier way?:(

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    20 * 1.60934 = ________ km

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    20 x 1.60934=_ km?

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    Yes. * means multiply

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    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    You're welcome. :-)

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