The distance between Fayetteville and Van Buren is 45 miles. How far is this in kilometers?

Sep 6, 2016

45 miles is approximately 72 kilometres

Explanation:

Known: 1 mile = 1.609344 Km

Using rounded to 1 decimal place: 1 mile=1.6 Km
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We have 45 miles

Using ratios write the relationship 1 mile=1.6 Km as

" "("kilometres")/("miles")->1.6/1

We need 45 miles

Multiply by 1 but in the form of $1 = \frac{45}{45}$

("kilometres")/("miles")->1.6/1xx1" " = " "1.6/1xx45/45

$= \frac{72}{45}$

So 45 miles is approximately 72 kilometres