An Olympic-size pool is 50.0 m long and 25.0 m wide.

(a) How many gallons of water (d = 1.0 g/mL) are needed to fill the pool to an average depth of 4.8 ft?

For this problem, we are asked to calculate the gallons of water needed to fill the pool to an average depth of 4.8 ft

Step 1. Convert the depth to meters:

Conversion factors are:

1 inch = 2.54 cm

1 feet = 12 inches

$4.8\overline{)\mathrm{ft}}\left(\frac{12\overline{)\mathrm{inches}}}{1\overline{)\mathrm{feet}}}\right)\left(\frac{2.54\overline{)\mathrm{cm}}}{1\overline{)\mathrm{inch}}}\right)\left(\frac{1\mathrm{x}{10}^{-2}\mathrm{m}}{1\overline{)\mathrm{cm}}}\right)=1.463\mathrm{m}$

An Olympic-size pool is 50.0 m long and 25.0 m wide.

(a) How many gallons of water (d = 1.0 g/mL) are needed to fill the pool to an average depth of 4.8 ft?

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