# CONVERTING BETWEEN MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS CHART

## About "Converting between measurement systems chart"

Converting between measurement systems chart is the one which gives shortcuts to convert units from customary to metric and metric to customary.

## Converting between measurement systems chart

To have better understanding on conversions between measurement systems chart, let us look at some real world problems.

## Converting between measurement systems chart - Practice problems

Problem 1 :

The length of a sheet of paper is 11 inches. What is this length in centimeters ?

Solution :

We can use a bar diagram to solve this problem. Each part represents 1 inch.

The total length of the above bar diagram is 11 inches and its has been divided into 11 equal parts, each part represents 1 inch

From the above table, in length section of customary to metric conversion, we get

1 inch  ≃  2.54 centimeters

There are eleven 2.54 centimeters in the above bar diagram.

Then, we have

11 inches  =  11 x 2.54 centimeters

11 inches  =  27.94 centimeters

Another method :

Another way to solve this problem is to write a proportion and find equivalent ratios.

In this method also, we get the same answer.

That is,

11 inches  =  27.94 centimeters

Hence, the length of the sheet of paper is 27.94 centimeters approximately.

Problem 2 :

If Johnson covers 80 miles of distance in 1 hour, how many kilometers of distance does he cover in the same time ?

Solution :

Given : Time taken to cover the distance in miles and kilometers is same.

So, we have to convert 80 miles into kilometers in order to find the distance covered in kilometers

From the above table, in length section of customary to metric conversion, we get

1 miles  ≃  1.61 kilometers

So, we have

80 miles  =  80 x 1.61 kilometers

80 miles  =  128.8 kilometers (Approximately)

Hence, Johnson covers 128.8 kilometers of distance (approximately) in 1 hour

Problem 3 :

The height of the oak tree is 2.5 meters. What is the height of the oak tree in feet ?

Solution :

To find the height of the oak tree in feet, we have to convert 2.5 meters into feet.

From the above table, in length section of metric to customary conversion, we get

So, we have

1 meter   3.28 feet

2.5 meters  =  2.5 x 3.28 feet

2.5 meters  =  8.2 feet (Approximately)

Hence, the height of the oak tree is 8.2 feet approximately.

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