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Miles and Kilometers

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Miles and Kilometers

There are approximately 1.6 kilometers per mile. Use this conversion factor to solve these problems.

  • How many kilometers are in 10 miles?
  • How can you express the speed limit 55 miles per hour in kilometers per hour?
  • The distance between New York City, New York, and Los Angeles, California, is 2,445 miles. What is this distance in kilometers?


  • Would the number of kilometers be more or less than the number of miles?
  • If you have the conversion factor, what operation do you need to use to make the conversion?
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