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Distance Conversion

Here are useful units of measure to know

Example 1: Unit conversion (English system)

Do the following conversions. Round to nearest tenth where necessary. 48 in = ft We know that 1 foot (ft) = 12 inches (in) so 48 in × = × = 4 ft So, 48 in = ft

We know that 1 foot (ft) = 12 inches (in) so

So, 48 in = ft

Example 2: Unit conversion (metric system)

Do the following conversions. Round to nearest tenth where necessary. 5 cm = mm We know that 1 centimeter (cm) = 10 millimeters (mm) so 5 cm × = × = 50 mm So, 5 cm = mm

We know that 1 centimeter (cm) = 10 millimeters (mm) so

So, 5 cm = mm

Example 3: Unit conversion (English and metric systems)

Do the following conversions. Round to nearest tenth where necessary. 2 m = ft To convert between the two systems, we know that 1 centimeter (cm) = 2.54 inches (in). There are multiple steps: meters → centimeters → inches → feet Step 1: Convert meters (m) to centimeters (cm) by multiplying 100 cm / 1 m 2 m × Step 2: Convert centimeters (cm) to inches (in) by multiplying 1 in / 2.54 cm 2 m × × Step 3: Convert inches (in) to feet (ft) by multiplying 1 ft / 12 in 2 m × × × Step 4: Solve the equation 2 m × × × = 2 m × × × = 6.6 ft So, 2 m = ft Copyright Accurate Learning Systems Corporation 2008.MathScore is a registered trademark.

To convert between the two systems, we know that 1 centimeter (cm) = 2.54 inches (in). There are multiple steps: meters → centimeters → inches → feet

Step 1: Convert meters (m) to centimeters (cm) by multiplying 100 cm / 1 m

2 m ×

2 m × ×

2 m × × ×

2 m × × × = 2 m × × × = 6.6 ft So, 2 m = ft

So, 2 m = ft

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