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The Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia, Canada is reported to have the largest tides in the world with high tide and low tide occurring two times per day. The tides can measure over approximately 50.0 ft in height. At the Hopewell Rocks at Hopewell Cape, on a specific day height increase was recorded as a rate of 6.08 feet per hour. What is the rate in meters per second?

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  1. 6.08 ft/hr x (12 in/ft) x 2.54 cm/in x 1m/100 cm x 1 hr/60 min x 1 min/60 sec = ?

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  2. Thank you for your help, the answer I got was 5.15 x 10^-4 from doing
    6.08 ft/hr * (0.3048 m / 1 ft) * (1 hr / 60 min) * (1 min / 60 sec) = 5.15 * 10^-4 m/s

    Your work helped me get on track for how to solve the problem so thank you again.

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  3. There are a number of conversions available. Mine is correct and so is yours. For whatever it's worth, some students ask why I go the long long way to do this and the answer is simple. I don't remember but a few of those conversions and long way gets the job done and it isn't necessary to look up extra factors. By the way, it you will go to your browser and type in "6.08 ft/hr to meters/sec" without the quotation marks the computer does all the work for you and posts 0.0005147733 right off the bat. I checked my answer with that before posting to make sure I was correct.

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