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Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
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Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
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Textbook Problem

A fathom is a unit of length, usually reserved for measuring the depth of water. A fathom is approximately 6 ft in length. Take the distance from Earth to the Moon to be 250 000 miles, and use the given approximation to find the distance in fathoms.

To determine
The distance from Earth to Moon in fathoms.

Explanation

Given Info: A fathom is approximately 6ft in length and the distance from Earth to Moon is 250000miles .

From unit transformation,

5280ft=1mi

6ft=1fathom

The distance from the earth to Moon is

d=(250000mi)(5820ft1mi)(1

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