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A pronghorn antelope can run  at speeds of about 59 miles per hour . what is that speed in feet per second , to the nearest whole number ?(remember  there are 5280 feet in a mile . 60 seconds in a minute, and 60 minutes in an hour

 

a 87 feet per second 

 

b 29 feet per second 

 

c 89 feet per second 

 

d 179 feet per second 

 Mar 4, 2019
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59 miles /1 hour  x    5280 ft / 1 mile   x     1 hour /60 min    x   1m / 60 sec  =  

 

[ 59 * 5280 ] / [ 60 * 60 ]   =  86.5 ft/ sec  = 87 ft / sec

 

BTW....here's an easier formula to use to convert to ft /sec

 

88 ft /sec = 60 mph

 

So

 

59  x   88 /60  =   86.5 ft/sec

 

cool cool cool 

 Mar 4, 2019

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