Problem: The longest river in the world is the Nile River with a length of 4145 mi. How long is the Nile in cable lengths, meters, and nautical miles?Use these exact conversions to help solve the problem:6 ft = 1 fathom100 fathoms = 1 cable length10 cable lengths = 1 nautical mile3 nautical miles = 1 league

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Dimensional Analysis is simply a word problem dealing with unit conversions. It is design to begin with your given value and to end with the unknown value we need to find. 


Given: 4145 mi


a. Cable length

Conversions needed:

1 mi = 5280 ft

6 ft = 1 fathom

100 fathoms = 1 cable length


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The longest river in the world is the Nile River with a length of 4145 mi. How long is the Nile in cable lengths, meters, and nautical miles?


Use these exact conversions to help solve the problem:

6 ft = 1 fathom
100 fathoms = 1 cable length
10 cable lengths = 1 nautical mile
3 nautical miles = 1 league

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