How to Convert Units in the English System of Measurement


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How many yards are in 8 inches?

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1. How many yards are in eight inches?

2. You're building a new house and need to pour 1,200 cubic feet of concrete for the foundation. The concrete truck delivers concrete by the cubic yard. How much concrete do you need to buy from the concrete company?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Determine what you know about converting English measurement units with this quiz/worksheet. Answer questions on topics like the number of yards in a given amount of inches and how that's represented in another way.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on these areas of study:

  • How much concrete you'd need to build the foundation for a house
  • The number of square yards in an acre
  • The amount of living space for a gerbil

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve converting English measurement units practice problems
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about a certain amount of yards in inches
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the number of square yards in an acre

Additional Learning

Consider the accompanying lesson entitled How to Convert Units in the English System of Measurement. The following areas will be addressed:

  • The process of converting units of English measure
  • What are conversion factors
  • Unit analysis and how it's defined
  • Various unit analysis examples