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« on: 25/06/2009 12:31:47 »
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That's not very high mileage?
« Reply #1 on: 13/07/2009 16:30:02 »
nat cousins asked the Naked Scientists:

That's not very high mileage!

   Your comment that 40,000 kilometres a year is a lot of driving, maybe in the UK, but here in the states that is equal to 24,000 miles a year, = 461.5 miles a week or about 77 miles per day for 6 days a week. or about a 35 mile trip to work plus short trips to stores.  not much here in the States.

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« Last Edit: 13/07/2009 16:59:42 by chris »

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« Reply #2 on: 14/07/2009 00:38:05 »
Well the United States (9,161,923* SQ Km) is roughly 37 times larger than the United Kingdom (244,820* SQ Km).

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