   Chapter 1, Problem 22P

Chapter
Section
Textbook Problem

Find the height or length of these natural wonders in kilometers, meters, and centimeters: (a) The longest cave system in the world is the Mammoth Cave system in Central Kentucky, with a mapped length of 348 miles, (b) In the United States, the waterfall with the greatest single drop is Ribbon Falls in California, which drops 1 612 ft. (c) At 20 320 feet, Mount McKinley in Alaska is America's highest mountain, (d) The deepest canyon in the United States is King’s Canyon in California, with a depth of 8 200 ft.

(a)

To determine
The length of the longest cave system in kilometer, meter and centimeter.

Explanation

Given Info: The length (l) of the longest cave is 348miles .

Explanation:

To determine the length of the longest cave in meter unit.

From unit transformation,

1mi=1.609km

Calculating the length of the cave in kilometer,

l=(348mi)(1.609km1mi)=5.60×102km

Thus, the length of the cave in kilometer is 5.60×102km .

To determine the length of the longest cave in meter unit.

From unit transformation,

1mi=1.609km

1km=103m

Calculating the length of the cave in meter,

l=(348mi)(1.609km1mi)(103m1km)=5.60×105m

Thus, the length of the cave in meter is 5

(b)

To determine
The height of the waterfall in kilometer, meter and centimeter.

(c)

To determine
The height of the mountain in kilometer, meter and centimeter.

(d)

To determine
The depth of the canyon in kilometer, meter and centimeter.

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