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Book edition
1st Edition

Author(s)
Paul Peter Urone

Pages
1272 pages

ISBN
9781938168000

**Mount Everest, at **\({\bf{29}},{\bf{028}}\)**feet, is the tallest mountain on the Earth. What is its height in kilometres? (Assume that **\({\bf{1}}{\rm{ }}{\bf{kilometre}}\)** ****equals** \({\bf{3}},{\bf{281}}{\rm{ }}{\bf{feet}}\)**.)**

Conversion is very important in calculation .It make our work easier.

**Add the length to the conversion factor to convert a foot measurement to a kilometer measurement.**

**Converting feet to kilometers.**

Consider the given data as below.

Height of Mount Everest is \({H_f} = 29,028{\rm{ }}feet\)

Now, relation between kilometer and foot:

\(1{\rm{ }}km = 3281{\rm{ }}feet\)

Therefore, the height of Mount Everest in kilometre is,

\(1{\rm{ }}feet = {\rm{ }}0.305x{\rm{ }}{10^{ - 3}}{\rm{ }}kilometer\)

For the given case

Height of Mount Everest in feet is,

\({H_f} = 29028{\rm{ }}feet\)

So, height of Mount Everest in kilometer is,

\(\begin{array}{c}{H_K} = 0.305 \times {10^{ - 3}} \times 29028\\ = 8.853{\rm{ }}km\end{array}\)

Hence, the height of Mount Everest in km is \(8.853{\rm{ }}km\).

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