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The distance to the moon is 250,000 miles. Calculate the distance in kilometers.

Question:

The distance to the moon is 250,000 miles. Calculate the distance in kilometers.

Unit Conversion for Distance:

For the required unit conversion, we'll use the general relation shown below:

  • {eq}\displaystyle 1\ \textrm{Mile}=1.6093\ \textrm{kilometers} {/eq}

Multiply the given value of distance by the above value to get the exact answer in kilometers.

Answer and Explanation:

Given:

The value of the distance to the moon in miles is:

{eq}\displaystyle s=250,000\textrm{ miles} {/eq}

To convert the unit of the above value, we'll multiply it by {eq}1.6093 {/eq} and simplify the obtained expression.

{eq}\begin{align*} \displaystyle s&=250,000\textrm{ miles}\times \frac{1.6093\textrm{ kilometers}}{1\textrm{ mile}}\\ &=250,000\times 1.6093\textrm{ kilometers}\\ &=402325 \textrm{ kilometers}\\ \end{align*} {/eq}


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