Thursday, June 12, 2014

How to Convert Metric Units to Customary Units

Introduction

Conversion between metric units and customary units is really easy...as long as you use this chart:


This is the basic conversion between the two units of measures. This chart can help you to convert any other measure!

Convert Metric to Customary

Let's say that a baby weighs 30 pounds.
How many grams does the baby weigh?
The first thing you do is look at the chart: we already know that one pound equals 454 grams. All we do now is just simply multiply 454x30=13,620 grams.
That means that the baby weighs 13,620 grams!









 Sheet 1 Learn the Conversion between Metric Units and Customary Units

1 comment:

  1. To start, memorize at least one identity for each of
    length: 1 in = 2.54 cm
    mass: 1 kg ≈ 2.20462 lbs
    volume: 1 gal ≈ 3.78541 L

    if you are feeling ambitious, add
    area: 1 acre ≈ 4,046.86 m²
    (which can be derived from length)

    Learn the other SI bases as you need them.

    One fact that seems to trip up a lot of people is:
    1 mL = 1 cm³ or cc
    so don't say you don't know now.

    You'll also have to learn all the metric prefixes, (kilo, hecto, Chico, Zeppo, etc.) just like you learned 5280 ft = a mile, etc,

    Then, use the factor-label method (also called unit factor method or dimensional analysis) to do conversions.
    see Conversion Calculator .I also have many suggestions about the conversion through this Unit Converter.


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