Problem: Mo Farah won the 10,000 meter race in the 2012 Olympics with an official time of 27 minutes, 30.42 s. To the correct number of significant figures, what was Farah’s average speed in m/sec?a) 0. 6059 m/s b) 6.05906 m/s c) 6.059064 m/s d) 1.65042 m/s e) 6.626192 m/s

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We are asked what was Farah’s average speed in m/sec.


Calculate time in s: 

27 min ×60 s1 min = 1620 s

Total time = 1620 s + 30.42 s = 1650.42 s


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Mo Farah won the 10,000 meter race in the 2012 Olympics with an official time of 27 minutes, 30.42 s. To the correct number of significant figures, what was Farah’s average speed in m/sec?


a) 0. 6059 m/s 

b) 6.05906 m/s 

c) 6.059064 m/s 

d) 1.65042 m/s 

e) 6.626192 m/s

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