Here's a question while reading my textbook:
For about 10 years after the French Revolution, the French government attempted to base measures of time on multiples of ten: One week consisted of 10 days, one day consisted of 10 hours, one hour consisted of 100 minutes, and one minute consisted of 100 seconds. What are the ratios of (a) the French decimal week to the standard week and (b) the French decimal second to the standard second? Assume that the definition of a "day" remains the same.
The problem is, I have a very shaky foundation in Algebra and this is a Physics class. From Cal+ I'm fine, but setting up basic stuff using Algebra is hard for me. Any idea how I would set this up? I'm not looking for an answer I'm looking for some help understanding how this should done. Thank you.