## The Complete Guide to Converting Units & Solving Problems Involving Conversion

*In this post, you'll learn how to solve problems that involve converting
units and how to convert measurements from one unit to another in both the
English and Metric systems. Since these systems are used by a lot of people,
having a good understanding of them will help you solve these problems more
accurately. in everyday life.*

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## CONVERSION OF MEASUREMENTS FROM ONE UNIT TO ANOTHER

Units of Length in English System | Units of Length in the Metric System | System to System Conversions for Length |
---|---|---|

$ 1 foot( ft) = 12 inches (in)$ $1 yard (yd) = 3 feet (ft)$ $1 yard (yd) =36 inches (in)$ $1 mile (mi) = 5,280 feet (ft)$ |
$1, 000 millimeter (mm) = 1 meter$ $100 centimeters (cm) = 1 meter$ $10 decimeter (dm) = 1 meter$ $1 dekameter (dam) = 10 meters$ $1 hectometer (hm) = 100 meters$ $1 kilometer (km) = 1000 meters$ |
$1 in = 2.54 cm$ $1 meter ≈ 3. 28 ft$ $1 foot ≈ 0.30 m$ $1 yard ≈ 0.91 m$ $1 km ≈ 0.62 mi$ |

Units of Mass in English System | Units of Mass in the Metric System | System to System Conversions for Mass |
---|---|---|

$1 ounces (oz) = 437.5 grains $ $ 1 pound (lb) = 16 ounces (oz)$ $ 1 ton (T) = 2, 000 lb$ |
$1 gram (g) = 1, 000 milligram (mg)$ $1 gram (g) = 100 centigram (cg)$ $1 kilogram (kg)= 1000 grams (g)$ $1 metric ton (t) = 1, 000 kg$ |
$1 oz ≈ 28.3 g$ $1 lb ≈0.45 kg$ |

Units of Area in English System | Units of Area in the Metric System | System to System Conversions for Mass |
---|---|---|

$1 {ft^2} = 144 in^2$ $1 {yd^2} = 9 {ft^2}$ $1 acre = 43, 560 ft^2$ $1 {mi^2} = 640 acres$ |
$1 cm^2 = 100 {mm^2}$ $1 {dm^2} = 100 {cm^2}$ $1 {m^2} = 100 {dm^2}$ $1 are (a) = 100 {m^2}$ $1 hectare (ha) = 100 a$ $100 hectares (ha) = 1 {km^2}$ |
$1 in^2 ≈ 6.45 {cm^2}$ $1 m^2 ≈ 1.196 {yd^2}$ $1 ha ≈ 2.47 acres$ |

Units of Volume in English System | Units of Volume in the Metric System | System to System Conversions for Volume |
---|---|---|

$1 ft^3 = 1, 728 in^3$ $1 yd^3 = 27 ft^3$ $1 cord = 128 ft^3$ |
$1 cc = 1 cm^3$ $1 mL = 1 cm^3$ $1 L = 1, 000 mL$ $1 hL = 100 L$ $1 kL = 1, 000 L$ |
$1 in^3 ≈ 16.39 mL$ $1 liter ≈ 1.06 qt$ $1 gallon ≈ 3.79 liters$ $1 m3 ≈ 35.31 ft^3$ $1 quart ≈ 0.95 L$ |

Units of Fluid Volume in English System | Units of Time in the Both System | System to System Conversions for Temperature |
---|---|---|

$1 tablespoon (T) = 3 teaspoons (tsp)$ $1 fluid ounce (fl oz) = 2T 1$ $cup (c) = 8 fl oz$ $1 pint (pt) = 2 c$ $1 quart (qt) = 2 pt$ $1 gallon (gal) = 4 qt$ $1 gal = 128 fl oz 1$ $barrel = 42 gallon$ |
$1 millisecond=1000 microseconds$ $1 second = 1000 millisecond$ $1 minute = 60 seconds$ $1 hour = 60 minutes$ $1 day ≈ 24 hours (hrs)$ $1 month ≈ 30 days$ $1 year ≈ 365 days$ $1 banking year = 360 days$ $1 decade = 10 years$ $1 score = 20 years$ $1 millennium = 1, 000 years$ |
$°F \to °C$ $°C = {5 \over 9} (°F – 32)$ $°C \to °F$ $°F = {9 \over 5}°C + 32$ $°K \to °C$ $°K = °C + 273$ |

Giga (G) | Mega (M) | Kilo (k) | Hecto (h) | Deka (da, D) | Gram(g) Meter(m) Liter(L) | Deci (d) | Centi (c) | Milli (m) | Micro (μ) | Nano (n) |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

$10^9$ | $10^6$ | $10^3$ | $10^2$ | $10^1$ | $1$ | $10^{-1}$ | $10^{-2}$ | $10^{-3}$ | $10^{-6}$ | $10^{-9}$ |

## 6 Steps on How to Convert A Unit of Measurement to Another Unit

1. Compare the two units.

2. Find the conversion factors that gives the appropriate ratio to the given unit.

3. Write the conversion as a fraction, where the denominator is in the same unit as the given unit.

4. Write a multiplication problem with the original number and the fraction.

5. Cancel out similar units that appears on the numerator and denominator.

6. Solve.

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### Convert Time

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## Conclusion: Use these Tips to Succeed at Unit Conversions with Ease

When changing from one unit of measurement to another, it is very important to know the table of conversion because this will be your guide.

There are some measurements in the table that can't be changed directly, so we should know which conversion factor is the easiest to use.

You need to know and be good at converting units before you can use the different problem-solving strategies to solve problems that involve converting units.

Unit conversions are a necessary skill in the workplace. Whether you are a student, engineer, or an accountant, you will need to know how to convert units of measurement.

Use these tips to succeed at unit conversions with ease:

- Use a calculator or an online conversion tool.
- Memorize the metric system conversion chart!
- Pay attention to units of measurements in context.
- Think about what units you want and what units you have before starting the conversion process.
- Never forget that there are always two values when converting from one unit to another - one from the original and one from the destination unit!