Video: SAT Practice Test 1 • Section 4 • Question 11

On a campus, there are five buildings with heights of 62 feet, 87 feet, 65 feet, 80 feet, and 72 feet. What is the measurement in inches of the shortest building on the campus? Remember, 1 foot = 12 inches.

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On a campus, there are five buildings with heights of 62 feet, 87 feet, 65 feet, 80 feet, and 72 feet. What is the measurement in inches of the shortest building on the campus? Remember, one foot is equal to 12 inches.

There are five buildings whose heights are 62, 87, 65, 80, and 72 feet, respectively. The shortest building has a height of 62 feet. We need to convert this into inches using the fact that one foot is equal to 12 inches. As one foot is equal to 12 inches, we can calculate 62 feet in inches by multiplying 12 and 62.

As this is a calculator paper, we could just type in 62 multiplied by 12. However, if we did not have one, we could split it into 62 multiplied by 10 and 62 multiplied by two. 62 multiplied by 10 is equal to 620. And 62 multiplied by two is equal to 124. Adding these two answers gives us 744. Therefore, 62 multiplied by 12 is equal to 744.

We have therefore calculated that the measurement in inches of the shortest building on the campus is 744 inches.

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