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How Long Does it Take to Walk a Mile?

Typically, adults walk at a speed of 3 to 4 miles per hour, and therefore walk a mile in around 15 to 20 minutes. Some people will be faster or slower than this, and walking speed can even be influenced by age and gender, as well as fitness level.Can you calculate walking speed?When you're planning...


A ton of weight

How Much is a Ton?

A ton (t) is a unit of mass (i.e. weight) equivalent to 2000 pounds, or 910kg. It differs from the 'tonne', which weighs 1000kg. Both the short ton and long ton are equivalent to 20 hundredweight, but with the hundredweight defined differently under each system...


Financial independence in older years

What is Financial Independence, Retire Early (FIRE)?

Financial Independence, Retire Early — or FIRE for short — is a financial plan followed by a growing number of committed savers. By putting aside the majority of their annual income, hardcore FIRE fans reject the typical pathway of working into old age...


A man walking around the world

How Long Would it Take to Walk Around the World?

Do you have a fully charged cell phone, some sturdy walking shoes and a really big bottle of water? Great. You'll be home in a mere matter of months, though exactly how long it takes to walk around the world will depend on a couple of factors...In which direction are you walking around the world?T...


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What is the Difference Between Nominal, Effective and APR Interest Rates?

Whether you're paying interest on a debt or earning interest on savings and investments, the nominal interest rate is the figure used before considering inflation. Nominal interest rates are the ones advertised on financial products, but once they are adjusted for inflation, these can go up or down ...


How Much Does a Gallon of Water Weigh?
One US gallon of water weighs around 8.33 pounds or 3.78 kilograms at room temperature. The precise weight of water varies according to its level of density, which in turn depends on its storage temperature.You can learn more about the weight of water - and try out our water weight calculator and re...

How Many Cubic Feet is my Refrigerator?
Measuring the space inside your refrigerator might not be your first choice of activity for a Saturday afternoon, but it has its purposes.Perhaps you're planning to buy a week of meal-prep kits described as fitting in an 18 cubic foot fridge, or you're moving house and need to check that your fridge...

How to Calculate Net Income (With Examples)
Net income, also called net profit, is calculated by deducting an organisation's total expenses from their total revenue. It's basically the spare money left over at the end of a financial year, and a business might use it to invest, expand, save, or give out to shareholders...

Density Formula - How To Calculate Density
If you've ever been fooled by the old question, 'Which weighs more: a pound of feathers or a pound of lead?' then you wouldn't be alone. Although the feathers and the lead both weigh exactly the same (um, a pound), their density is wildly different, and we can sometimes mentally conflate weight and ...

How Many Steps Are In a Mile?
Research suggests that the number of walking steps in a mile for a person of average height and weight is between 2,000 and 2,500 steps. That figure decreases to between 1,400 and 1,700 steps per mile when running, due to the increase in stride length...



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