8.1 Mile Long Firecracker Might Be a Record

EastValleyTribune.com printed an AP (Associated Press) story about a southern Taiwanese county attempt to make the Guinness World Records by setting off an 8.1-mile long firecracker. The report indicated it would take two hours for the firecracker to finish crackling fire. Supposedly, the previous record was a seven mile firecracker by Spain.

Exercises
  1. The Taiwanese firecracker was _________ mile(s) longer than Spain's record setting firecracker.

  2. The Taiwanese firecracker cracked at a rate of _________ miles per hour. [record answer to nearest hundredth]

  3. The Taiwanese firecracker was _________% longer than Spain's record setting firecracker. [record answer to nearest tenth]


Creator: Gerald D. Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 04 March 2007

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