**Converting Customary Units : **

In this section, you will learn, how to do conversions between different types of customary units.

Larger Unit to Smaller Unit -----> Multiply

Smaller to Larger Unit -----> Divide

**Example : **

1 minute > 1 second

Minutes to Seconds -----> Multiply by 60

Seconds to Minutes -----> Divide by 60

**Problem 1 :**

Convert 2 feet into inches.

**Solution : **

Here, we convert bigger unit into smaller unit. So we have to multiply.

2 feet = 2 ⋅ 12 inches

2 feet = 24 inches

Hence, 2 feet is equal to 24 inches.

**Problem 2 :**

Convert 3.5 yards into inches.

**Solution : **

**Here, we convert bigger unit into smaller unit. So we have to multiply.**

3.5 yards = 3.5 ⋅ 36 inches

3.5 yards = 126 inches

Hence, 3.5 yards is equal to 126 inches.

**Problem 3 :**

Convert 30 inches into feet.

**Solution : **

**Here, we convert smaller unit into bigger unit. So we have to divide.**

30 inches = 30 / 12 feet

30 inches = 2.5 feet

Hence, 30 inches is equal to 2.5 feet.

**Problem 4 :**

Convert 5280 yards into miles.

**Solution : **

**Here, we convert smaller unit into bigger unit. So we have to divide.**

5280 yards = 5280 / 1760 miles

5280 yards = 3 miles

Hence, 5280 yards is equal to 3 miles.

**Problem 5 :**

Convert 24 feet into yards

**Solution : **

**Here, we convert smaller unit into bigger unit. So we have to divide.**

24 feet = 24 / 3 yards

24 feet = 8 yards

Hence, 24 feet is equal to 8 yards

**Problem 6 :**

Convert 2 pounds into ounces.

**Solution : **

Here, we convert bigger unit into smaller unit. So we have to multiply.

2 pounds = 2 ⋅ 16 ounces

2 pounds = 32 ounces

Hence, 2 pounds is equal to 32 ounces.

**Problem 7 :**

Convert 3.5 tons into pounds .

**Solution : **

**Here, we convert bigger unit into smaller unit. So we have to multiply.**

3.5 tons = 3.5 ⋅ 2000 pounds

3.5 tons = 7000 pounds

Hence, 3.5 tons is equal to 7000 pounds.

**Problem 8 :**

Convert 0.5 tons into ounces.

**Solution : **

**Here, we convert bigger unit into smaller unit. So we have to multiply.**

0.5 tons = 0.5 ⋅ 2000 pounds

0.5 tons = 1000 pounds

0.5 tons = 1000 ⋅ 16 ounces

0.5 tons = 16000 ounces

Hence, 0.5 tons is equal to 16000 ounces.

**Problem 9 :**

Convert 48 ounces into pounds.

**Solution : **

**Here, we convert smaller unit into bigger unit. So we have to divide.**

48 ounces = 48 / 16 pounds

48 ounces = 3 pounds

Hence, 48 ounces is equal to 3 pounds.

**Problem 10 :**

Convert 5000 pounds into tons

**Solution : **

**Here, we convert smaller unit into bigger unit. So we have to divide.**

5000 pounds = 5000 / 2000 tons

5000 pounds = 2.5 tons

Hence, 5000 pounds is equal to 2.5 tons.

After having gone through the problems explained above, we hope that the students would have understood, how to conversions between different customary units.

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