Tamara J. answered • 11/19/12

Math Tutoring - Algebra and Calculus (all levels)

Your goal here is to convert inches to feet given the scale 1 in = 6.5 ft

Understand that on this scale 1 inch is equivalent to 6.5 feet, which means there are 6.5 feet per 1 inch (or, 6.5 ft / 1 in).

To convert 9.75 inches into feet, multiply 9.75 in by 6.5 ft/1 in. That is,

(9.75 in)*(6.5 ft/1 in) = 63.375 ft

Thus, the actual maximum distance across the pond is 63.375 feet (or, approximately 63.4 ft)

Mykola V.

I believe your explanation is better. =)

11/20/12