Problem: The U.S. quarter has a mass of 5.67 g and is approximately 1.55 mm thick.How many quarters would have to be stacked to reach 575 ft, the height of the Washington Monument?

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We need the following conversion factor:

1 mm = 10-3 m

1 cm = 10-2 m

1 in = 2.54 cm

1 ft = 12 in

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The U.S. quarter has a mass of 5.67 g and is approximately 1.55 mm thick.

How many quarters would have to be stacked to reach 575 ft, the height of the Washington Monument?

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