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Convert Units of Measurement
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- How to convert units of measurement.
- Converting inches to feet, pounds to ounces, centimeters to meters, and grams to kilograms.
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What is length? ANSWERLength is the distance from one point to another.
A ruler; inches or centimeters
Ruler, yard stick, meter stick; inches, feet, centimeters, meters.
Scale.
Ounces, grams; pounds, kilograms.
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How do you convert 7 feet to inches? How many inches are in 7 feet?ANSWERConvert 7 feet to inches by multiplying 7 by 12. There are 84 inches in 7 feet.
I converted from larger units to smaller units.
Divide 80 by 16 because I start with a smaller unit and convert to a larger unit. There are 16 ounces in a pound.
121 centimeters is longer; 1.2 meters is 120 centimeters. 121 is greater than 120.
ANSWER‘Kilo’ means 1,000. So, a kilogram is 1,000 grams. To convert kilograms to grams, multiply by 1,000. To convert grams to kilograms, divide by 1,000.
- Vocabulary
- Unit DEFINE
A quantity used as the standard to tell how much makes up ‘1’ of the measurement. For example, units of length include inches, feet, centimeters, and meters.
- Unit conversion DEFINE
The process of changing from one unit of measurement to another.
- US Customary system DEFINE
A system of measurements used to measure length, weight, capacity, and temperature.
- Metric system DEFINE
A system of measurement that uses meters to measure length and distance, liters to measure capacity (volume), and grams to measure weight (mass).
- Convert (measurement) DEFINE
To change from one unit to another.
- Length DEFINE
A measurement of the distance between two endpoints.
- Weight DEFINE
A measurement of how heavy an object is.
- Unit DEFINE
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120 centimeters = __ meters
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Explain how you know when to multiply and when to divide when converting between larger and smaller units.
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Kaylib says that 48 ounces equals 4 pounds. Find and correct his error.
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