Trudy R. writes: Our youth group is collecting a “Mile of Nickels” as a fundraiser for 2001. I need to know how many nickels, laid end to end, it would take to make a mile. Can you help me? Thank you and I hope to hear from you soon! Trudi R., Youth Advisor Millerton Wesleyan Church
Nickels are 21.2 mm in diameter. There are 1,609,344 mm in a mile divided by 21.2 = 75,912.45 nickels laid end to end will be a mile. That is $3,795.60 in nickels.