Units

Amy_Hoang_1E
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Units

For number 8 of the Practice quiz, when I calculated the answer it came out to be in seconds, but the answer provided was in minutes. Is it necessary to always convert the answer to minutes when they are asking for time. Or does it not matter if we have either seconds or minutes?

emilie liu 3G
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Re: Units

It should not matter which units you use in your answer as long as the value is correct and corresponds to the units you use. I noticed in the textbook that if they usually have the answers in the units that they provided in the question!

Bryan Vega 2E
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Re: Units

Unless the question specifically asks you to state your answer in a particular unit, it does not matter what units you choose to use.

Mishta Stanislaus 1H
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Re: Units

Bryan Vega 2E wrote:Unless the question specifically asks you to state your answer in a particular unit, it does not matter what units you choose to use.

So essentially you choose?

RussellChin_3A
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Re: Units

I would use seconds unless otherwise stated simply because it is the SI units for time.

Sarah 2F
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Re: Units

Usually seconds should be the one being used.

Peter Dis1G
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Re: Units

Doesn't matter, just beware of the units cancellation when calculating

Jaewoo Jo 2L
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Re: Units

I leave it at seconds unless it is stipulated that minutes or any other time measurement is used instead.

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