Basic to the understanding of unit conversion is the understanding equivalence, the understanding of the multiplicative identity of 1, and how the two are related. For a review of these concepts, click on Review.
If you have forgotten how to manipulate fractions, visit Fractions for Adults on SOSMath for an in-depth review.
Review the following table (Webster's New World Dictionary, Second Edition, Simon and Schuster, 1982) of Standard Units of Conversion to see if you can create fractions that have a value of 1. You can click to examples following each table.
Work the following problems. If you want to check your answer, click on Answer.
Problem 1. Convert 25,000 feet to miles.
Problem 2. Convert 10 decimeters to yards.
Problem 3. Convert 1400 yards to furlongs.
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Author: Nancy Marcus