How many feet are in 1/2 of a mile?

Mar 6, 2018

See a solution process below:

Explanation:

We know the conversion factor of miles to feet is:

$1 \text{ mile" = 5280" feet}$

To find how many feet in a $\frac{1}{2}$ mile we can multiply each side of the equation by $\textcolor{red}{\frac{1}{2}}$ giving:

$\textcolor{red}{\frac{1}{2}} \times 1 \text{ mile" = color(red)(1/2) xx 5280" feet}$

$\frac{1}{2} \text{ mile" = 5280/2" feet}$

$\frac{1}{2} \text{ mile" = 2640" feet}$

There are 2,640 feet in $\frac{1}{2}$ mile

Mar 6, 2018

2640’ make $\left(\frac{1}{2}\right)$ a mile.

Explanation:

12” make 1’

3’ make 1 yard

$220 y a r \mathrm{ds}$ make $1 f u r l o n g$

$8 f u r l o n g s$ make 1  mile

Or  5280’  make $1$ mile

Hence 2640’# make $\left(\frac{1}{2}\right)$ a mile.