# Sam ran 63,756 feet in 70 minutes. What is Sam's rate in miles per hour?

##### 2 Answers

Sam's rate is

#### Explanation:

Let's break the answer down into three parts:

**1 mile = 5,280 feet**

**1 hour = 60 minutes**

**since the word "per" means to divide.**

Sam's speed is about 10.3 mi/h.

#### Explanation:

Use dimensional analysis.

Determine the equality between miles and feet, and hours and minutes.

Each equality can make two conversion factors, which are equal to one.

Multiply the given value by the conversion factor that has the desired unit in the numerator. This will leave you with the desired unit, and the undesired unit in the denominator will cancel.

**Convert feet to miles.**

**Convert minutes to hours.**

Divide miles by hours.

Sam's speed is about 10.3 mi/h.