A gas station is 33 miles away. Using the following conversion: 1 mile is 1.6 kilometers, how far is the gas station in kilometers?

1 Answer
Jan 30, 2017

Answer:

#52.8# kilometers.

Explanation:

Let #m# be the distance in miles, and #k# the distance in kilometers.

Then, we know that 1 mile is 1.6 kilometers, so,

#m/k = 1/1.6 => k = 1.6m#

Using this equation, we can "plug in" a value in miles and solve for #k# to get the distance in kilometers:

#33 * 1.6 = k => k = 52.8#.