In every day speech, in a jiffy means in a very short time. In science, a specific value sometimes assigned to a jiffy is 1/100 s. Naima can type at 50 words/min. On average, how many jiffies does she take to type each word?
The first step is to find out how many jiffies does she take to type each word, you have to multiply 1/100 by 60 seconds because you need to find out how many jiffies are in a minute.
In one second, there are 100 jiffies, and in 60 seconds, there are 6000 jiffies. To find out how many how many jiffies does she get to type each word you divide it by 50 because each minute she can type fifty words.
So, now all you have to do is add a sentence because it is a word problem.
She takes 120 jiffies to type each word.
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