Problem: Assume the top of your head has a surface area of 25 cm × 25 cm.  How many pounds of air are you carrying on your head if you are at sea level? Express your answer to two significant figures and include the appropriate units.  

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Step 1. Area in in2

A=(25 cm)(25 cm)A=625 cm2×(1 in2.54 cm)2

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Assume the top of your head has a surface area of 25 cm × 25 cm.  



How many pounds of air are you carrying on your head if you are at sea level? Express your answer to two significant figures and include the appropriate units.  

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