ch01_p6 - (d) Finally, in the fourth (almude) column, we...

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6. We make use of Table 1-6. (a) We look at the first (“cahiz”) column: 1 fanega is equivalent to what amount of cahiz? We note from the already completed part of the table that 1 cahiz equals a dozen fanega. Thus, 1 fanega = 1 12 cahiz, or 8.33 × 10 2 cahiz. Similarly, “1 cahiz = 48 cuartilla” (in the already completed part) implies that 1 cuartilla = 1 48 cahiz, or 2.08 × 10 2 cahiz. Continuing in this way, the remaining entries in the first column are 6.94 × 10 3 and 3 3.47 10 × . (b) In the second (“fanega”) column, we similarly find 0.250, 8.33 × 10 2 , and 4.17 × 10 2 for the last three entries. (c) In the third (“cuartilla”) column, we obtain 0.333 and 0.167 for the last two entries.
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Unformatted text preview: (d) Finally, in the fourth (almude) column, we get 1 2 = 0.500 for the last entry. (e) Since the conversion table indicates that 1 almude is equivalent to 2 medios, our amount of 7.00 almudes must be equal to 14.0 medios. (f) Using the value (1 almude = 6.94 10 3 cahiz) found in part (a), we conclude that 7.00 almudes is equivalent to 4.86 10 2 cahiz. (g) Since each decimeter is 0.1 meter, then 55.501 cubic decimeters is equal to 0.055501 m 3 or 55501 cm 3 . Thus, 7.00 almudes = 7.00 12 fanega = 7.00 12 (55501 cm 3 ) = 3.24 10 4 cm 3 ....
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