# why is it difficult to convert miles to yards or feet Not like the metric system where it is in powers of 10. It was based on strange things like: http://www.iofm.net/community/kidscorner/maths/origin.htm

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1. ## Metric System

I have two queations that have to do with the metric system: 1- What connections can you identify between the metric units for length and volume? 2- Why is it difficult to convert miles to yrads or feet? Thanks in advance for your help! 1- What connections

asked by Olivia on August 18, 2005
2. ## science

why is it difficult to convert miles to yards or feet Not like the metric system where it is in powers of 10. It was based on strange things like: http://www.iofm.net/community/kidscorner/maths/origin.htm

asked by matt on November 1, 2006
3. ## Programming

How would the flow charts and pseudocode look for this? The Metric Conversion application is a menu-driven program. First, the program displays a Main Menu that states the purpose of the program and allows the user to select one of five metric system

asked by Nyeel on November 25, 2012
4. ## chem

What is the disadvantage of the English system? Please and thank you!!! The advantage of the metric system is that units differ by a factor of 10 (or 100, or 1000, etc) so it makes it easy to convert from one unit to another simply by moving the decimal

asked by Pyrgus on September 27, 2006
5. ## Biology

Why is it difficult to convert miles to yards or feet?

asked by Clarissa on January 28, 2009
6. ## Math

Given 1 mile=1760 yards convert 6,688 yards to miles. Now convert it to feet I know I've asked this already but I couldn't find the post to check. 3.7 miles and 20064 feet

asked by Jerald on October 28, 2013
7. ## history ish

The U.S is the only country currently not using the metric system as its primary system of measurement. Imagine uou have been appointed to the Board in the US Trade and Commerce department that is trying to rewrite the metric conversion act of 1975 in

asked by Chopsticks on February 10, 2009
8. ## Math

Given 1 mile= 1,760 yards convert 6,688 yards to miles. Now convert it to feet. 3.8 miles and 20064 feet.

asked by Jerald on October 28, 2013
9. ## math

how do I find out how many feet are in 36 yards? i know that 3 feet equals 1 yard. You can multiply 3 times 36 to find the number of feet in 36 yards. You need to learn how to set up your equation and you can convert anything to anything if you know the

asked by chrissy on August 2, 2007
10. ## Math

Given 1 mile=1760 yards convert 6,688 yards to miles. Now convert it to feet

asked by Jerald on October 26, 2013
11. ## Math

1. A car travels 17 miles in 20 minutes. What is the rate in miles/min. Do I just divide the two so the car is going 85 miles per minute? But is that the correct label or would it be mph? 2. Compare 9 ft. to 7 yards. Write the ratio as a fraction in lowest

asked by Fugel on January 15, 2016
12. ## Science

Is there an easier way to understand how to convert gallons to liters I am having problems understanding the whole metric conversion process. I don't know what method you are using so I don't know if I know an easier one or not. I suspect you are using the

asked by Somer on October 13, 2006
13. ## Physics

A baseball is hit by Aaron Judge, a New York Yankees baseball team member, at an amazing velocity of 110 miles/hour at an angle of 35 degrees from the horizontal from home plate in Yankee Stadium in New York City. The baseball was initially launched from

asked by Brittany on October 3, 2017
14. ## Pre-Algebra Checkk

1. Convert the rate using dimensional analysis. 30 miles/hour = _______ feet/second a. 0 b. 44 c. 43 d. 2 answer: b 2. Convert the rate using dimensional analysis. 16 feet/second = _____ yards/minute a. 240 b. 120 c. 10 d. 320 answer: b Can someone check

asked by Cheryl on May 9, 2011
15. ## Math

Convert each of the following. Round your answer to two decimal places if necessary. 0.68 miles = 43084.80 inches 10259 feet = 3419 yards

asked by Alan on November 15, 2013
16. ## math

solve and writein simplest terms: 3 yards 1 foot 10 inches+ 5 yards 2 feet 4 inches 8 yards 3 feet 14 inches 8 yds 4 feet 2 inches 9 yards 1 foot 2 inches. check that. you need to convert everything into inches 1 yard = 16 inches 1 foot = 12 inches The

asked by halida on March 5, 2007
17. ## Physics

A swimmer crosses a river 300 yards wide by swimming at a constant velocity of 1 mile/hour perpendicular (that is, at right angles to) to the riverbank. The river is flowing at 3 miles per hour. What is the velocity (expressed in m/s) of the swimmer

asked by Brittany on October 3, 2017
18. ## Physics

A baseball is hit by Aaron Judge, a New York Yankees baseball team member, at an amazing velocity of 110 miles/hour at an angle of 35 degrees from the horizontal from home plate in Yankee Stadium in New York City. The baseball was initially launched from

asked by Brittany on October 3, 2017
19. ## Physics

A baseball is hit by Aaron Judge, a New York Yankees baseball team member, at an amazing velocity of 110 miles/hour at an angle of 35 degrees from the horizontal from home plate in Yankee Stadium in New York City. The baseball was initially launched from

asked by Raye on October 4, 2017
20. ## math

how do you convert miles to feet in the U.S. customary system?

asked by Regina on December 12, 2012
21. ## MATH!!!!!!!

PLEASE HELP!!! A standard doorway measures 6 feet 8 inches by 3 feet. What is the largest dimension that will fit through the doorway without bending??? o and i also need work shown Do you mean what length of stick or pole would fit through a doorway? If

asked by Grayson on May 9, 2007
22. ## math

How do u graph y= -2x = 1. in baseball,the pither's mound is 6 in. more than 20 yd from homeplate.how many is this. First, Kylie, if you have a question, it is much better to put it in as a separate post in rather than attaching it to a previous question,

asked by cindy on April 4, 2007
23. ## geometry

Could we multiply the following dimensions 9yards x 6 yards x 3 yards and then convert the final answer into cubic feet?

asked by kelly on March 10, 2011
24. ## AP Physics

When traveling a highway in the mountains, you may see elevation signs that read "914 m (3000 ft)". Critics of the metric system claimt hat such numbers show the metric system is more complicated. How would you alter such signs to be more consistent with a

asked by AP Physics on June 10, 2009
25. ## math

how manyyards are in a mile? 1760 I think There are 5,280 feet in a mile. There are 3 feet in a yard. 1 mi x (5,280 ft/1 mi) x (1 yd/3 ft) = ?? Note that the first factor cancels miles and changes miles to feet, the second factor cancels feet and converts

asked by selina on October 22, 2006
26. ## Math

How many feet are in a mile? You can find these conversions on google by simply typing what you need to convert. For instance, "convert miles to feet" 1 mile = 5,280 feet

asked by Jennifer on March 22, 2007
27. ## Math

What is the best estimate for the height of the basketball net ? A - 6 feet B - 6 yards C- 16 feet D - 60 yards Which is the best estimate for the width of a classroom ? A- 4 feet B- 4 yards C- 40 yards D - 400 feet

asked by Carlos on February 2, 2013
28. ## Chemistry

Could someone give me the steps to converting using the metric system scientific notation? For example, how would I convert 2.2 x 10^2 cm to km? Thanks ( I try Google but they only teach how to convert it when it not in scientific notations form)

29. ## Math

As of the 2012 Summer Olympics, the world record for women's long jump is 24 feet, 8 inches. How much longer is the world record than Sheila's first jump? Express your answer in yards. Sheila first jump measured 3 yards, 2 feet, 8 inches. Do I convert to

asked by AC on April 11, 2015
30. ## Information Technology

I am pressed for time and need this assignment done by Sunday please. The language used is Java. I have attatched both worksheets to be used in this assignment. Thank you so much. Please reread the description of the Metric Conversion program in Worksheet

asked by Nyeel on November 24, 2012
31. ## math,help

how do you convert miles to feet. what formula do i use. one mile=5280feet so you would multiply the number of miles to 5280 to get feet thank you

asked by jasmine20 on January 15, 2007
32. ## Math

Express the ratio in its simplest form. 8 furlongs:3 miles, 32 ounces:5pounds, 14 pounds:2 stones, 1760 yards :2 miles. Please tell me how I convert the quantities in same units.

asked by ABC on June 6, 2017
33. ## Math

As of the 2012 Summer Olympics, the world record for women's long jump is 24 feet, 8 inches. How much longer is the world record than Sheila's first jump? Express your answer in yards. Sheila first jump measured 3 yards, 2 feet, 8 inches. Do I convert to

asked by AC on April 10, 2015
34. ## Physics

A marathon is a road race covering 26 miles and 385 yards. There are 5280 feet in amile, 3 feet in a yard and 3.3 feet in a meter. How many meters is this? (4.2x10^6m)

asked by Anonymous on September 10, 2010
35. ## Physics

A car is traveling at 80 miles per hour down a paved, asphalt road in good condition. The driver steps on the brake, decelerating at a constant rate (expressed in m/s^2), to avoid hitting a horse in the road 1500 feet away. If the driver does not wish to

asked by Anna on October 4, 2017
36. ## Math

1 hour= 3,600 seconds and 1 mile=5,280 feet. Make a conjecture about how you would convert a speed of 15 miles per hour to feet per second. Then convert. Please help answer thx

asked by A 6th grader that sucks at math on November 15, 2018

1 hour= 3,600 seconds and 1 mile=5,280 feet. Make a conjecture about how you would convert a speed of 15 miles per hour to feet per second. Then convert. Please help answer thx

asked by Steph on November 20, 2014
38. ## Algebra

One hour = 3,600 seconds and 1 mile= 5,280 feet. MAke a conjecture about how you could convert a speed of 15 miles per hour to feet per second. Then convert please help answer

asked by Steph on November 19, 2014
39. ## math

Can you show me how to convert 39.5 feet into yards, feet, and inches or 47 tsp into gallons, quarts, cups, tbsps, and tsps

asked by Emily on October 1, 2017
40. ## math

I have no idea how to do this: Express the ratio in simplest form. 5 yards to 24 feet convert yards to feet: 12 x 5 = 60 ft. Would the answer be 60:24 ? is this the simplest form if the answer is correct?

asked by Bart on April 13, 2010
41. ## visual basic

here is my source code for my program im trying to convert 10 units from furlong to meters the answer is supposed to be 2011.68 meters i keep getting 2000. I know if i cant get this right the rest of the conversion will give the wrong answers anybody have

asked by cl on May 8, 2009
42. ## math plz help

Explain what the Metric System is. Also find the year the metric system was invented and the country where it happened

asked by straight a student on May 11, 2009
43. ## math

Explain what the Metric System is. Also find the year the metric system was invented and the country where it happened.

asked by straight a student on May 4, 2009
44. ## Biology -- metric

Which statement best describes the significance of the number 10 in the metric system? The system is used by 10 countries There are 10 metric prefixes There are 10 base units The system is based on multiples of 10. * my answer How many places would the

asked by Anonymous on August 25, 2015

how do you convert linear feet into square yards?

asked by sara on January 15, 2009
46. ## College algebra

I would like to build a fench for my poodle 8 feet long and 4feet high. What is the inches, feet yards and miles or meters. and determine the perimeter.

asked by Beatrice Poles on February 15, 2012
47. ## Geometry

A park in a subdivision is triangular shaped. Two adjacent sides of the park are 487 feet and 465 feet. The angle between the sides is 49 degrees. To the nearest unit, what is the area of the park is square yards? 9,495 square yards 16,508 square yards

asked by SkatingDJ on April 21, 2016
48. ## Math

Convert 22 miles to yards. Use a proportion to solve. Show your work. Where do I start with this problem?

asked by Steve on March 26, 2015
49. ## Math (College Pre-Cal)

The exact conversion between the English measurement system and the metric system is given by the equation 1 inch= 2.54 cm. Let f(x) be the number of miles in x meters. Find a formula for f(x). Give an exact answer.

asked by anonymous on September 29, 2013
50. ## Algebra

Sarah's mother has a miniature village modeled after her home town. The model is 10 feet long and 7 feet wide. The actual village is 7 miles long. What is the village's actual width? I just want to know if I should convert the feet to miles at one point.

asked by Brooke on August 25, 2017

How do I explain how to use multiplication to convert yards to feet? I am not very good at this subject.

asked by Oren on May 28, 2014
52. ## math

12 yards 2 feet 6 inches to metres. houw can i convert it in a easy way?

asked by Jiang on January 19, 2012
53. ## Science

which statement best describes the benefit of having a universal system of measurement? A. Scientists from different counties can more easily shared and compare data from experiment. B. Scientists who speak difference languages do not have to translate

asked by chris w on August 28, 2014
54. ## Science

which statement best describes the benefit of having a universal system of measurement? A. Scientists from different counties can more easily shared and compare data from experiment. B. Scientists who speak difference languages do not have to translate

asked by chris on August 27, 2014
55. ## Science

which statement best describes the benefit of having a universal system of measurement? A. Scientists from different counties can more easily shared and compare data from experiment. B. Scientists who speak difference languages do not have to translate

asked by chris on August 28, 2014
56. ## math

Complete in Metric Conversions: A dozer is traveling at 5 miles per hour. How many seconds will it take to travel 160 feet?

asked by Amy on March 27, 2012
57. ## Physics! Help!

Vector A, a wind velocity vector, has a magnitude of 20 miles per hour and is blowing toward the North. A second wind velocity vector, Vector B, has a magnitude of 50 miles per hour and is blowing toward the Southeast. A third wind velocity vector, Vector

asked by Kayla on October 4, 2017
58. ## Physics

Vector A, a wind velocity vector, has a magnitude of 20 miles per hour and is blowing toward the North. A second wind velocity vector, Vector B, has a magnitude of 50 miles per hour and is blowing toward the Southeast. A third wind velocity vector, Vector

asked by Lala on October 4, 2017
59. ## math

convert 60 miles per hour to feet per second. (Hint: there are 5280 feet in a mile.

asked by kat on September 8, 2008

Writing in math, how would a 3rd grader explain how to use multiplication to convert yards to feet?

asked by Julie on December 10, 2009
61. ## math

convert 25mm= cm?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????im confused wat is the metric table? the answer is 2.5cm. There are 10mm in 1 cm. So you can use this equation for that: ?mm/10=?cm Here is a simplified

asked by chemiii on October 25, 2006
62. ## math

how do you calculate metric surfaces? not sure what you mean. are you finding areas of surfaces that have metric units? are you converting between units of area in the metric system? give a specific example or problem.

asked by rachel on May 18, 2007
63. ## Math

Convert 110 yards to miles. 110yd*0.9144m/1yd=100.584m Someone told me there is mistake but I can't figure it out?

asked by Leona on July 18, 2014
64. ## math

The measurements in the list below have a characteristic in common. 6x5 2 miles 6x5 72,000 inches 6x5 3,000 feet Which statement describes the common characteristic? A Each measurement is greater than 4,000 yards. B Each measurement is equivalent 1,760

asked by joe on January 6, 2017
65. ## Chem

2.) convert 200.46 miles per hour to km/s 5.) convert 1.745 * 10^-5 m^3 to pints. 7.) convert 1.5 square miles to dm^2.

asked by Jake on September 22, 2015
66. ## Science

Metric System How do I know when to multiply and when to divide when converting to metric or from? Sample- 450km=______mi

asked by Elizabeth on September 17, 2007
67. ## math

Which is the best estimate for the length of a house? A.12 yards B.12 feet C. 12 miles D.12 inches

asked by ttuuffyy on June 5, 2013
68. ## Basic Math

How would I be able t find how many cubic centimeters in a cubic meter? What is the density of water using metric units? Convert: 3000 m to miles 32degrees F to C degrees 5.08 cm to inches I am not looking for you to give me the answers. Just tell me how I

asked by Willy Wonka on July 12, 2011
69. ## math

which unti would be best to measure the distance around a equator?inchs,feet,yards or miles

asked by kyia on March 23, 2013
70. ## Dogs Hunting Training

Please check my answer thanks :) Typically what is the generally recognized maximum distance for a retrieve ? A. 100 feet B. 250 feet C. 100 yards D. 200 yards My answer is C 100 yards

asked by Mallie on January 11, 2009
71. ## ti-83 unit conversion

How do I do unit conversion using graphing calculator? For example, if you have to convert 4 miles into yards, and you don't know 1760mi=1 yd. Is there any way to do this in calculator? Thanks.

asked by jen on March 13, 2008
72. ## Math last two questions

Leslie needs 324 inches of fringe to put around the edge of a tablecloth. The fringe comes in lengths of 10 yards. If Leslie buys 1 package of fringe, how many feet of fringe will she have left over? I figured 1 yard is 3 feet 10 yards is 24 feet 10 feet

asked by Patrick on November 17, 2015
73. ## geometry

if I had a prism with the dimensions of 9 yards x 6 yards x 3 yards what is the deminsion in cubic feet?

asked by kelly on March 9, 2011
74. ## Math

Can you show me a example of how to convert feet to miles?

asked by Chelsea on February 18, 2010
75. ## Easy Math

asked by Blaineley on March 7, 2011
76. ## math

Harry's rectangular yard is 2 yards by 14 yards with an area of 28 square yards. Which dimensions have the same area? A. L = 14 yards; W = 7 yards B. L = 7 yards; W = 7 yards C. L = 7 yards; W = 4 yards D. L = 12 yards; W = 4 yards

asked by isaiah on May 20, 2019
77. ## Math

Each fire hose is 25 yards long. What is the minimum number of hose for a 230 ft distance? (I think I have to convert 230 ft into yards which is 76.666 yards. So I think I need a miminum of 4 hoses. ) Am I correct?

asked by tj on March 1, 2012
78. ## math

directions: Write an addition expression to describe each situation. Then find each sum 1: A team gains 20 yards. Then they lose 7 yards. 2: Roger owes his mom \$5. he borrows another \$6 from her 3: Jewels score was 5 over par on first 9 holes, Her score

asked by jakeeeeeee owo on August 6, 2019
79. ## MATH PLEASE im begging HELP!!!!!

What is 900 feet per day converted into yards per hour? A. 12.5 yards per hour B. 37.5 yards per hour C. 112.5 yards per hour D. 7200 yards per hour

asked by Wild on January 30, 2013
80. ## Chemistry

Convert 186,281 miles per second to feet per year.???

asked by Lesley on August 30, 2011
81. ## Maths

object thrown upward from an initial height of h0 feet with an initial velocity of v0 (in feet per second) is given by the formula h(t)=−16t^2+v0t+h0 feet where t is the amount of time in seconds after the ball was thrown. Also, the velocity of the

asked by Ayvar on October 24, 2016
82. ## Math

How do I convert this from square feet to square yards? 460ft * 1yd^2 / 9ft^2 I know the naswr is 52yd^2 but I don't know how they get that? Thanks

asked by jen on June 26, 2008
83. ## math

how do you convert miles to feet in the u.s.customary system? a.multiply by 12 b.divide by 12 c.multiply by 5,280 d.divide by 5,280

asked by babyc36 on June 15, 2013
84. ## Chem.

Convert 512 ft to km. Anyone know how to do this, please? There are 3281 feet/km. In order to get it in km, you have to divide... 512/3281 = Thank you! yo this is fo reak dawg 512ft(1km/3218ft) ft cancel eachother out n u are left with km .15605km

asked by Frank on October 22, 2006
85. ## math

How do I convert 4 inches into yards? 4inches (1yards/36inches) = 4/36 yards Just in case you wondered where 36 in. came from... You must know that 1 yd = 3ft Then you set the dimensional analysis: the wanted is "yd". the given is 4 in. so...

asked by Robin on June 15, 2006
86. ## Math

How many feet in a yard? 3 feet in a yard Most yards deserve to include two dogs and therefore all yards should have 8 feet in them. lol!

asked by Tyler on October 30, 2006
87. ## Math

2. Jane is making a suit which requires 2 5/8 yards for the jacket and 1 3/4 yards for the skirt. What is the total amount of material she needs? A. 4 3/8 yards B. 3 2/3 yards C. 4 yards D. 3 1/2 yards A?

asked by Sarah on October 2, 2014
88. ## Math

In physics, one learns that the height of an object thrown upward from an initial height of h0 feet with an initial velocity of v0 (in feet per second) is given by the formula h(t)=−16t^2+v0t+h0 feet where t is the amount of time in seconds after the

asked by Anonymous on October 24, 2016
89. ## math

What unit of measurement would be used to measure around a playground and why? I think either yards or feet. Leaning toward yards but don't know why, please help. Or feet because of greater distance --I rally don't know. Help please!

asked by Leigha on May 4, 2011
90. ## Math

How do you find the area of 4 yards 2 feet times 3 yards 2 feet? Thank You

asked by Josh on April 30, 2014
91. ## English

Combine these two simple sentences into a complex sentence. Many industrialized nations use the metric system. The United States refuses to adopt it. A. Although many industrialized nations use the metric system, the United States refuses to adopt it. B.

asked by Jim on November 22, 2015
92. ## physics

what countries use both metric and non-metric system

asked by metric and non-metric system on January 21, 2013
93. ## Math

Mack needs to buy fencing to surround his circular garden. If his garden is 30 feet across and fencing cost \$4.50 per foot, how much will it cost to fence in Mark's garden? If the radius if of a circle is 4 feet, what is its circumference ? Ben ran 10

asked by Emily on April 17, 2013
94. ## math

I need help. I have information on the metric system. I have to list things at home and grocery store that display metric units. I don't know if I quite understand. I am trying to understand the reason behind my answer. The metric units and measurements

asked by shay on October 20, 2008
95. ## pre-algebra

The problem really said convert 3 seconds into days. Then the next question was convert 2 inches into yards.

asked by B on February 18, 2008
96. ## Math

Convert 62 inches to yards, feet, inches? How do I do all three at once? Please help.

asked by Whitney on September 24, 2014
97. ## math/117

Could someone look over this paper before I turn it in? Thanks Hint: Pay attention to the units of measure. You may have to convert from feet to miles several times in this assignment. You can use 1 mile = 5,280 feet for your conversions. 1. Many people

asked by Debbie on February 19, 2012
98. ## Math/117 University of Phoenix

Could someone look over this paper before I turn it in? Thanks Hint: Pay attention to the units of measure. You may have to convert from feet to miles several times in this assignment. You can use 1 mile = 5,280 feet for your conversions. 1. Many people

asked by Debbie on February 20, 2012
99. ## algebra

Could someone look over this paper before I turn it in? Thanks Hint: Pay attention to the units of measure. You may have to convert from feet to miles several times in this assignment. You can use 1 mile = 5,280 feet for your conversions. 1. Many people

asked by Debbie on February 20, 2012
100. ## algebra 2

You may have to convert from feet to miles several times in this assignment. You can use 1 mile = 5,280 feet for your conversions. 1.1. the weight of an object follows this equation: , where C is a constant, and r is the distance that the object is from

asked by linda on November 12, 2009