   Chapter 1, Problem 5RPS

Chapter
Section
Textbook Problem

A marathon distance race covers distance of 42.195 km. What is this distance in meters? In miles?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation: The distance from kilometer to meter and miles has to be given.

Concept Introduction:

Conversion of Kilometer to Meter: 1kilometre = 1000 Metre

Conversion of kilometer to Mile: 1kilometre = 0.621371 Mile

Explanation

Conversion of kilometers into meters:

The conversion of kilometers into meters is calculated as,

The appropriate conversion of distance:Given:42.195 km1km = 1000 m whereas,42.195 km is,= 42.195 km × 1000 m = 42195 m

The obtained distance in meters is 42195m

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