Mathematics

Question

An equation for estimating the speed of a tsunami is s=3.1√d where d is the depth of the ocean in meters and s is the speed in meters per second. Find the depth of the ocean in meters when the speed of a tsunami is 250 meters per second. Round your answer to the nearest tenth of a meter. A. 6503.6 B. 7523.7 C. 2402.5 D. 2231.4

1 Answer

  • Answer:

      A.  6503.6

    Step-by-step explanation:

    Fill in the given number and solve.

      250 = 3.1√d

      250/3.1 = √d

      (250/3.1)² = d ≈ 6503.6 . . . meters . . . . matches selection A

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