Applying Dimensional Analysis to Derive Units, Formulas & Solutions


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Can you solve the following unit conversion-a two-step dimensional analysis problem? How many yards are in 3.00 meters-given both the following: 3.28 feet = 1.00 meter and 3.00 feet = 1.00 yard ?

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1. Can you solve the following unit conversion-a two-step dimensional analysis problem? How many cm are in 2 ft -given both the following: 12 in = 1ft and 2.54 cm = 1 in ?

2. There is .447 meters / second for every 1.00 mile / hour. If given 5.00 miles / hour, set up a simple proportion with x representing the number of corresponding meters / second. What is the value of x in meters / second?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Quickly determine how much you understand dimensional analysis and how to apply it with this short quiz and worksheet combo. Try taking the quiz before viewing the lesson to see what you know and again after taking it to see what you retained from the lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

When you take this quiz, you will be expected to:

  • Solve sample unit-conversion problems using dimensional analysis
  • Find the value of 'x' in a given problem
  • Determine the answer to distance problems by applying dimensional analysis

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as how to apply dimensional analysis operations
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve unit-conversion practice problems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the application of dimensional analysis to solve distance problems

Additional Learning

Get more details by reviewing the lesson called Applying Dimensional Analysis to Derive Units, Formulas & Solutions. You will learn more about:

  • Which types of measurement can be converted using dimensional analysis
  • What dimensional analysis has also been referred to as
  • How to show real proficiency in dimensional analysis