# Problem: The distance from Grand Rapids, Michigan, to Detroit is listed in a road atlas as 153 miles. (A) Describe some of the factors that contribute to the uncertainty in this number. Select all that apply.a) the type of transportation (by air, train, car etc.)b) the uncertainty of the measuring devicec) the route itself, it could be the shortest or the fastest etc. d) the definition of "Grand Rapids" and "Detroit", because these are cities with a finite areae) the motion of the Earth, because relative distances depend on it f) the uncertainty of kilometers to miles conversion

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The distance from Grand Rapids, Michigan, to Detroit is listed in a road atlas as 153 miles. (A) Describe some of the factors that contribute to the uncertainty in this number. Select all that apply.

a) the type of transportation (by air, train, car etc.)

b) the uncertainty of the measuring device

c) the route itself, it could be the shortest or the fastest etc.

d) the definition of "Grand Rapids" and "Detroit", because these are cities with a finite area

e) the motion of the Earth, because relative distances depend on it

f) the uncertainty of kilometers to miles conversion