   Chapter 5.1, Problem 29E Elementary Geometry For College St...

7th Edition
Alexander + 2 others
ISBN: 9781337614085

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Section Elementary Geometry For College St...

7th Edition
Alexander + 2 others
ISBN: 9781337614085
Textbook Problem

If 1 in. equals 2.54 cm, use a proportion to convert 12 in. to centimeters. ( H I N T :   2.54   cm 1   in . = x  cm 12   in . )

To determine

To find:

The conversion of 12 inches into centimeters.

Explanation

According to Means-Extremes Property, in a proportion, the product of the means equals the product of the extremes.

Calculation:

It is given that 1 in. equals to 2.54 cm.

Now, 2.541=x12

Use Means-Extremes Property in 2.541=x12

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