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Physics: Principles with Applications

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The elevation sign showing the elevation 914 m appears to be an accurate measurement. The elevation shown in feet, 3000 ft, is obviously a value rounded off to the nearest thousand because 914 m converts to 2998.83 ft. If we want to make it appear that the metric system is less complicated, we can round the elevation in meters to the
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Unformatted text preview: nearest round figure, and show the elevation in feet as an accurate figure. For example, if we show the elevation as “ 900 m (2999 ft) ” , the metric system will appear less complicated [1/31/2008 11:27:01 AM]...
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