# SOLUTION: The elevator in the Washington Monument takes 75 seconds to travel 500 feet to the top floor. What is the speed of the elevator in miles per hour? Give your answer to two signifi

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 Question 92141This question is from textbook McDougal Littell Algebra 2 : The elevator in the Washington Monument takes 75 seconds to travel 500 feet to the top floor. What is the speed of the elevator in miles per hour? Give your answer to two significant digits. This question is from textbook McDougal Littell Algebra 2 Answer by stanbon(57399)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!75 seconds to travel 500 feet to the top floor. What is the speed of the elevator in miles per hour? -------------- [500 ft/75 seconds][1 mile/5280 ft][3600 seconds/ 1 hr] = [500*1*3600 [miles]/[75*5280 hr] = [1800000 miles]/[396000 hrs.] = 12.12 mph ======================= Cheers, Stan H.