Multiple Unit Multipliers: English System of Measurement


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What is a unit multiplier?

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1. Which of the following is a unit multiplier that corresponds to the conversion fact that 1 hour = 60 minutes?

2. If we are converting 36 inches to feet, and 12 inches = 1 foot, which of the following unit multipliers could we multiply 36 inches by to do so?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These questions test what you know about the English system of measurement. For the quiz, you'll be responsible for knowing the definition of unit multipliers and identifying the unit multiplier for a given scenario.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the quiz to answer unit multiplier questions on the following:

  • Converting inches to feet
  • Changing gallons to cups
  • Finding the number of minutes in a year

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve English system of measurement practice problems
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can correctly define unit multipliers
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding using unit multipliers for time and distance conversions

Additional Learning

Learn more about conversions in math with the lesson titled Multiple Unit Multipliers: English System of Measurement. These topics are covered in further detail:

  • Development of the English system of measurement
  • Usefulness of unit multipliers in conversions
  • Multiple unit multipliers