# To convert a distance of 3.7 miles to feet, which ratio could you multiply by?

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5,280

#### Explanation:

There are 5,280 feet in a mile.

Converting 3.7 miles to feet,

#### Explanation:

There are

Hence there are

So

#3.7 xx 5280 = 19536# feet

So:

#### Explanation:

Depending on which way up you wish to write the ratio. As long as you clearly indicate which is which you should be fine.

I choose

It is much better to put the unknown on the top (numerator) as this reduces the amount of manipulation required to determine its value.

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I think they are looking for something like.

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Known: 5280 feet = 1 mile

Multiply both sides by

But

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So:

Has the ratio of