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Homework Help: A fathom is a method for measuring lengths, usually reserved for measuring the depth

  1. May 28, 2010 #1
    A fathom is a method for measuring lengths, usually reserved for measuring the depth of water. A fathom is approximately 6 ft in length . Take the distance to the moon to be 250 000 miles, and use the approximation above to find the distance in fathoms .




    I try to solve :



    I fa = 6 ft

    I mi = 5280 ft



    then : 250 000 X 5280

    = 132000000
     
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  3. May 28, 2010 #2

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    Re: A fathom is a method for measuring lengths, usually reserved for measuring the de

    So how many fathoms does that correspond to?
     
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