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Hi Math Central,
I ran the math and came up with an answer closer to 16 inches, instead of 16 feet. Which is closer to being correct ? |
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Hi Jim, I agree with you. One mile is 5280 feet so one mile is 12 5280 = 63360 inches. One inch of steel will expand 0.00000645 inches for every degree Fahrenheit increase in temperature so 63360 inches will expand
Hence a 40 degree increase in temperature will result in an expansion of
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