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How many centimeters are there in 3.25 miles?

2. Relevant equations

So basically, convert 3.25 mi to cm.

3. The attempt at a solution

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The teacher put the answer for this problem as 5.16 x 10^5 The teacher used:

(1609 m/1 mile)(100 cm/ 1 m) as her conversion factor. Why / how is mine wrong? I used the metric prefixes system to get my conversion factor numbers.

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