Solution: Hurricane Wilma of 2005 is the most intense hurricane on record in the Atlantic basin, with a low-pressure reading of 882 mbar (millibars).Convert this reading into inches of Hg.

Problem

Hurricane Wilma of 2005 is the most intense hurricane on record in the Atlantic basin, with a low-pressure reading of 882 mbar (millibars).

Convert this reading into inches of Hg.

Solution

We’re being asked to convert the pressure reading into inches in Hg (in Hg). The given pressure is 882 mbar (millibars)


We’re going to convert mbar to in Hg:

mbar → bar → atm → mm Hg → in Hg


The conversion factors are

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