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This activity asks the student to determine if Florence Griffith-Joyner moved faster than a car traveling 15 miles per hour when she ran 10 meters at a record-breaking 0.91 seconds during the Seoul Olympics. The activity, from the Figure This! collection of 80 math challenges, offers students real world problems related to conversions of units of measure for volume, distance, and temperature. Also included are questions relating to currency exchange and information about world records related to the speed of humans and animals. The answer to the initial questions contains a detailed description of how to make unit conversions. The page features links to a solution hint, the solution, related math questions, and resources related to world records. Copyright 2005 Eisenhower National Clearinghouse
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