During a ski jump, Maiko is airborne for 8.1s. If her speed during the jump is 27.6m/s, How far did Maiko jump, to the nearest hundredth of a meter? (We are currently learning about solving Linear equations, if that helps at all.) 12/16/2013 | Megan from New York, NY | 2 Answers | 0 Votes Mark favorite Subscribe Comment
Hi Megan; distance=(rate)(time) distance=(27.6 meters/second)(8.1 seconds) The unit of seconds is in the numerator and denominator. Therefore, these cancel... distance=(27.6 meters/second)(8.1 seconds) distance=(27.6 meters)(8.1) Now that the units are aligned, we may calculate. distance=223.56 meters 12/17/2013 | Vivian L. Comment
Distance = Speed * Time D = (27.6 m/s) * (8.1s) D = (27.6 * 8.1) * (m*s/s) D = 223.56 m 12/16/2013 | Steve S. Comment