Unit Conversion and Dimensional Analysis

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Which of the following is a conversion factor?

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2. The density of mercury is 13.6 g/mL. What is its density in lbs/L? (Hint: 1 lb = 0.454 kg)

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This quiz/worksheet will test your knowledge of dimensional analysis by requiring you to answer questions and solve problems involving various conversion factors and units.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Recognize conversions factors and use dimensional analysis to:

• Convert days to seconds
• Find volume when given density
• Find the mass of a given amount of an element when given the mass of a different amount of that element
• Convert miles per hour to meters per second

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

• Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of conversion factors to recognize what they look like and identify numbers which are not conversion factors
• Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve dimensional analysis practice problems

To learn more about unit conversional and dimensional analysis see the accompanying lesson titled Unit Conversion and Dimensional Analysis. This lesson covers:

• What dimensional analysis is and how it is used
• Three basic math rules essential to dimensional analysis
• Solving one-step problems using dimensional analysis
• Solving multi-step problems using dimensional analysis
• Finding the right units for the answer
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