Video: KS2-M19 • Paper 3 • Question 15

The International Space Station orbits the Earth at a height of 250 miles. What is the height of the International Space Station in kilometres? Use 8 kilometers equals 5 miles.

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The International Space Station orbits the Earth at a height of 250 miles. What is the height of the International Space Station in kilometres? Use eight kilometers equals five miles.

If eight kilometers is equal to five miles, how many kilometres are equal to 250 miles. To get from five miles to 250 miles, we need to multiply by 50. Five times 50 is 250. So we can do the same to our eight kilometres. We need to multiply it by 50. We know that eight times five is 40. So 50 times eight is 400.

So the height of the International Space Station is 400 kilometres.

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