Conversion of kilometers to miles

link Dukes Joined: Dec 5, 2002
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9/20/22, 7:00:57 PM 
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144 kilometers to miles

Divide 144 by 2= 72
Divide 72 by 4= 18
72+ 18 = 90
144 kilometers = 90 miles

120 =??

120 divided by 2=60
60 divided by 4=15
60+ 15= 75
120km=75 miles

link KTom Joined: Jul 21, 2022
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9/20/22, 7:18:43 PM 
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Algebracadabra!

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9/20/22, 8:52:26 PM 
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Like retirement going good bro. Nice.

Can you show how to convert US and Canadian to Guyana $$.

link FanAttick Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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9/20/22, 9:17:31 PM 
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In 1976 Jamaica launched a major communication campaign to convert to the metric system of measurement…sadly by then I was too long in the tooth to grasp the concept..the only people who made the adjustment were those selling that white powdery stuff(and I ain’t talking about flour)

When I travel around Europe everyone talks in metric…thankfully Uncle Sam is set in his ways and thats how I roll…

link BeatDball Joined: Jul 19, 2014
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9/20/22, 10:21:50 PM 
In reply to Dukes km to miles...divide the kilometers by 1.6 or multiply it by 0.621!

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Ps. Miles to kilometers, multiply miles by 1.6!

link BeatDball Joined: Jul 19, 2014
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9/20/22, 10:38:33 PM 
Million (well, not so much) question - why 1500 meters race & not 1609 meters? Isn't 800 meters the approximate half mile?!
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link KTom Joined: Jul 21, 2022
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9/21/22, 3:44:01 AM 
Most will be familiar with some variation of:

Think of a number (x).

Double it. (2x)

Add 20. (2x + 20)

Divide by 2. (x + 10)

Subtract the number you first thought of. (10)

The answer is 10. 'And that's magic!'

How much of the education system is really just a sophisticated version of the above?

link Dukes Joined: Dec 5, 2002
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9/21/22, 6:08:40 AM 
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simply multiply by 5 and divide by 8

link BeatDball Joined: Jul 19, 2014
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9/21/22, 1:33:46 PM 
In reply to Dukes Skites bai - tea & water!

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Ps. Let everybloody know that it's always a close approximation whenever you cuntvert! big grin

link BeatDball Joined: Jul 19, 2014
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9/21/22, 1:46:31 PM 
SRS's proprietor gave me this....add your age to the year you are born - whayuhget?!
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9/21/22, 2:36:05 PM 
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No big deal that. One's age, by definition is the difference between one's birthdate and the current date. Duh!

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link tops Joined: Jan 12, 2003
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9/21/22, 3:43:50 PM 
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150 km =93.75 miles?

link BeatDball Joined: Jul 19, 2014
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9/21/22, 3:49:24 PM 
In reply to tops 93.15, good?! Or 93.23!?
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link Dukes Joined: Dec 5, 2002
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9/21/22, 4:21:18 PM 
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In reply to tops

Correct

Or 150 multiplied by 5 and divided by 8=93.75

link TheTrail Joined: Jun 7, 2008
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9/21/22, 4:26:39 PM 
144 div by 1.609 = 89.49 miles to two decimal places rounded to 89 miles.

153 km div by 1.609 = 93.22 rounded to 93 miles

link BeatDball Joined: Jul 19, 2014
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9/21/22, 4:38:34 PM 
In reply to TheTrail So yuh nah gwine round 1.609 to the nearest hundredths or to the nearest tenths? Make it 1.61 or 1.6 - just to be expedient?! Wait, you're bang on - calculate with 1.609 which is the almost exact equivalent of a mile, then round....which would give a more precise ansa! You're a scoundrel, aren't you!?

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