Monday, February 25, 2013

Remember when dealing with conversions, if you are going from a smaller unit to a larger unit, divide. When going from a larger unit to a smaller unit, multiply.

For example:

2 tons = ?  feet

A ton is larger than a foot, so multiply 2,000 by 2 since there are 2,000 pounds in a ton. The answer is 2 tons = 4,000 feet.

1,500 meters =  ? kilometers

A meter is smaller than a kilometer, so divide 1,5000 by 1,000 since there are 1,000 meters to 1 kilometer.  The answer is 1,500 meters = 1.5 kilometers.

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