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  1. Oct 26, 2007 #1
    using fermi estimation techniques, determin how many steps it would take to walk from new york to los angeles, a distance of 2,462 mile.Remeber to leave your awnser in terms or the scale,not the exact answer. For example, the number 28 would be as 10 because it is mesured in the tens.

    i know that 2,462 miles equals 12,999,360 feet
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  3. Oct 26, 2007 #2


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    So how many feet do you go in a step? Roughly two, two and a half, right?
  4. Oct 26, 2007 #3


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    What, exactly, are Fermi estimation techniques? Estimating to the nearest power of 10? (What I would call a "ballpark" figure.)
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