War of the Worlds
  • Unfortunately, the latest Mars probe sent from Earth has disturbed a colony of Martians. They have come to earth and taken over our planet. The Supreme ruler of Mars has decided to change the unit of length used in the United States from 12 inches per one foot to 10 inches per one foot because the supreme ruler.s foot is only 10 inches long. Fortunately, the Martians are allowing the United States to keep the mile the exact same length so no new road signs and mile markers have to be created. Now that the Martians have taken over our planet, how many feet are in one mile?

  Please enter a numerical answer
(ex. 1000 or 2.033) and click GO.

Contest problems and answers provided by:

David Rock
Columbus State University

Doug Brumbaugh
University of Central Florida