Problem 1 Solution
"An experiment is performed in which exactly 2.3 gallons of fluid is heated and the temperature at which the fluid boils is noted as 253°. Restate this finding using SI units (cubic meters and K)."
We need the two conversion equations:
5/9 * (F - 32) + 273.15 = K
Converting gallons gives:
Converting °F to K gives:
Notice that the temperature conversion is different from the mass conversion. We are given an equation to plug the given temperature into! Be careful with the parentheses; performing the operations in the wrong order will give the wrong answer, so be sure to either use the parenthesis buttons on your calculator or work inside of the parentheses first.
Now, let's state the answer using appropriate sig figs, since these are measurements:
"An experiment is performed in which .0087 m3 of fluid is heated and the temperature at which the fluid boils is noted as 396K."
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