A copper tube with length 35 m (115 ft) is heated from 20oC (68oF) to 60oC (140oF) - a temperature difference of 40oC (72oF). The linear expansion from the table above is approximately 0.13 m/100m (1.6 in/100ft).
The expansion of the tube can be calculated
dl = (35 m) (0.13 m/100 m) / (100 m)
= 0.05 m
Alternatively in Imperial units:
dl = (115 ft) (1.6 in/100 ft) / (100 ft)
= 1.8 in
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