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If 3 kilometers are equivalent to 1.8 miles, which of the following is closest to 4 miles?

A. \(5 \frac{8}{9} \text{ kilometers}\)
B. \(6 \frac{1}{3} \text{ kilometers}\)
C. \(6 \frac{3}{4} \text{ kilometers}\)
D. \(6 \frac{5}{6} \text{ kilometers}\)
E. \(7 \frac{2}{3} \text{ kilometers}\)

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If 3 kilometers are equivalent to 1.8 miles, which of the following is closest to 4 miles?

A. \(5 \frac{8}{9} \text{ kilometers}\)
B. \(6 \frac{1}{3} \text{ kilometers}\)
C. \(6 \frac{3}{4} \text{ kilometers}\)
D. \(6 \frac{5}{6} \text{ kilometers}\)
E. \(7 \frac{2}{3} \text{ kilometers}\)

If 3 kilometers are equivalent to 1.8 miles then \(\frac{3}{1.8}\) kilometers are equivalent to 1 mile. Therefore, the kilometer equivalent of 4 miles is \(\frac{3}{1.8}*4 = \frac{12}{1.8} = \frac{20}{3} = 6 \frac{2}{3}\). This number is closer to \(6 \frac{3}{4}\) than to \(6 \frac{1}{3}\): \(\frac{3}{4} - \frac{2}{3} = \frac{1}{12}\) which is smaller than \(\frac{2}{3} - \frac{1}{3} = \frac{1}{3}\).

Answer: C
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If 3 kilometers are equivalent to 1.8 miles, which of the following is closest to 4 miles?

A. \(5 \frac{8}{9} \text{ kilometers}\)
B. \(6 \frac{1}{3} \text{ kilometers}\)
C. \(6 \frac{3}{4} \text{ kilometers}\)
D. \(6 \frac{5}{6} \text{ kilometers}\)
E. \(7 \frac{2}{3} \text{ kilometers}\)

If 3 kilometers are equivalent to 1.8 miles then \(\frac{3}{1.8}\) kilometers are equivalent to 1 mile. Therefore, the kilometer equivalent of 4 miles is \(\frac{3}{1.8}*4 = \frac{12}{1.8} = \frac{20}{3} = 6 \frac{2}{3}\). This number is closer to \(6 \frac{3}{4}\) than to \(6 \frac{1}{3}\): \(\frac{3}{4} - \frac{2}{3} = \frac{1}{12}\) which is smaller than \(\frac{2}{3} - \frac{1}{3} = \frac{1}{3}\).

Answer: C


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I think this is a poor-quality question and I agree with explanation. Why is this problem listed as a 700 level question? It's closer to a 400 level.
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Dear Bunuel

there is a mistake in calculation 3/ 1.8 is not equal to 1 but 1.6
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Dear Bunnel

Can you pls provide an alternate solution?
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If 3 kilometers are equivalent to 1.8 miles, which of the following is closest to 4 miles?

Dear Bunnel

Can you pls provide an alternate solution?


1.8 miles = 9/5 miles.

Now, 4 miles is 4/(9/5) = 20/9 times as greater as 9/5 miles.

Since, 9/5 miles = 3 kilometers, then 4 miles is 3*20/9 = 20/3 kilometers = 6 2/3 kilometers.
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New post 30 Jul 2018, 00:04
Well Let's look at it. this way. by solving the numbers we got 4 miles = 6(2/3) km = 20/3 =6.66
Now Option A and E are out because they are in range of 5 and 7 not in 6.
remains : B,C, and D from here B= 6(1/3) =19/3 = 6.33 and C= 27/4 = 6.7 and D= 41/6= 6.8
Now it is clear that: 6.6 is near to 6.7 then 6.3 and 6.8
so ans Is C

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