A plane is traveling at 600 miles per hour. How many feet per second is it traveling?

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  • 5 months ago
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    A plane is traveling at 600 miles per hour. 

    How many feet per second is it traveling?600 miles = 314400 feet1 hour = 3600 secondsIt is traveling 880 feet per second. 

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    Lv 6
    5 months ago

    1 mph = 5280ft/3600sec = (528/360)fps = (22/15)fps. 600mph = (22/15)600fps

    = 22*40fps = 880fps.

  • 5 months ago

    Just do the conversions. On the job your co-workers will not do your job.

  • 5 months ago

    METHOD 1:

    If it is traveling 600 miles per hour, it's traveling 10 miles/minute, or 1/6 mile per second.

    A mile is 5280 feet, so 1/6 mile is 5280/6 = 880 ft.

    Answer:

    880 ft/s

    METHOD 2:

    You can do it a little more formally using conversion factors.

    1 hour = 3600 seconds

    1 mile = 5280 feet

    600 miles ... 1 hour ........ 5280 feet

    ------------- x -------------- x -------------

    1 hour ....... 3600 secs .... 1 mile

    600 * 5280 / 3600 = 880 ft/s

    METHOD 3:

    I like to remember that 15 mph = 22 ft/s

    Multiplying both sides by 40, we get:

    600 mph = 880 ft/s

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    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    600 miles/hour * 5280 feet/mile / (3600 seconds/hour) = 880 feet/second

  • ?
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    880 ft/s

    (60 mph = 88 fps)

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