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# Geometry - 100 nautical miles equals about 115 standard, or statute, miles. To the nearest mile, 156 nautical miles equals ?A) 100 statute miles B) 137 statute miles C) 156 statute miles D) 179 statute miles

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Answer:DStep-by-step explanation:100 nautical miles equals about 115 statute miles,156 nautical miles equals about x statute miles.Write a proportion:[tex]\dfrac{100}{156}=\dfrac{115}{x}\Rightarrow 100x=156\cdot 115,\\ \\x=\dfrac{156\cdot 115}{100}=\dfrac{17,940}{100}=179.4\approx 179.[/tex]Thus, 156 nautical miles equals about 179 statute miles.