Suppose that your bathroom scale reads your mass as 65 kg with a 3% uncertainty. What is the uncertainty in your mass (in kilograms)?

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a) The average distance between the Earth and the Sun is 10^8 km. Calculate the average speed of the Earth in its orbit in kilometers per second. b) What is this is meters per second?

Tectonic plates are large segments of the Earth’s crust that move slowly. Suppose that one such plate has an average speed of 4.0 cm/year. (a) What distance does it move in 1.0 s at this speed? (b) What is its speed in kilometers per million years?

The speed of sound is measured to be 342 m/s on a certain day. What is this in km/h?

Mount Everest, at 29,028 feet, is the tallest mountain on the Earth. What is its height in kilometers? (Assume that 1 kilometer equals 3,281 feet.)

American football is played on a 100-yd-long field, excluding the end zones. How long is the field in meters? (Assume that 1 meter equals 3.281 feet.)

Show that 1.0 m/s=3.6 km/h. Hint: Show the explicit steps involved in converting 1.0m/s=3.6km/h.

A car is traveling at a speed of 33 m/s . (a) What is its speed in kilometers per hour? (b) Is it exceeding the 90 km/h speed limit?

The speed limit on some interstate highways is roughly 100 km/h. (a) What is this in meters per second? (b) How many miles per hour is this? SOLUTION: END