Thursday, June 12, 2014

How to Change Units of Length

What are the Units of Length?

Converting Units of Length

 Let's say that the distance between your house and your friend's house is 2 miles.
 How many inches is this?

The first thing you will do is look at the chart: we know that one mile=5,280 feet. One foot = 12 inches so if we multiply 5280x12=63,360. That means that one mile=63,360 inches. Since it is 2 miles, we'll simply multiply 63,360x2=126,720 inches.
That means that the distance, in inches, between your and your friend's house is 126,720 inches. That sure is a long way to go!

Sheet 1 Practice Problems on Customary Units of Length

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