A mile is 5280 feet long. The meter stick in the lab shows that 1 m is approximately 39.4 in. How many meters are there in a mile?

meter-stick

#1

A mile is 5280 feet long. The meter stick in the lab shows that 1 m is approximately 39.4 in. How many meters are there in a mile? How many kilometers (km) are there in a mile?

Answer:

About 1608.1 meters in a mile, 5280 x 12 = 63360. Divide it by 39.4 and you get 1608.12182… There are 1000 meters in 1 km. So 1608.1/1000=1.6081. This is using the question’s numbers.