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Converting Miles to Kilometers

Worked Length Unit Conversion Example Problem

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The method to convert miles to kilometers is demonstrated in this worked example problem.

Problem:

The distance between New York City, New York and Los Angeles, California is 2445 miles. What is this distance in kilometers?

Solution:

1 mile = 1.609 km

Set up the conversion so the desired unit will be cancelled out. In this case, we want kilometers to be the remaining unit.

distance in km = (distance in mi) x (1.609 km/1 mi)
distance in km = (2445) x (1.609 km/1 mi)
distance in km = 3934 km

Answer:

The distance between New York City, New York and Los Angeles, California is 3934 kilometers.

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