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Ch 16: Measurement & the Metric System Fundamentals

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23 Lessons in Chapter 16: Measurement & the Metric System Fundamentals
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Changing Units in the Customary System of Measurement

1. Changing Units in the Customary System of Measurement

Explore customary units and how they can be converted using simple ratios. You will learn the steps for performing a unit conversion calculation with a series of examples and practice problems.

Converting 1 Gram to Milliliters: How-to & Steps

2. Converting 1 Gram to Milliliters: How-to & Steps

Converting between grams and milliliters might be a little more complicated than you expect. We'll see how to make this conversion by converting one gram of powdered sugar to milliliters.

Converting 1 Ounce to Grams: How-To & Steps

3. Converting 1 Ounce to Grams: How-To & Steps

In this lesson, we will go over the steps to convert 1 ounce to grams. You will learn the basics of setting up proportions by creating equivalent fractions. You will also learn how to cross-multiply two equal fractions to solve for an unknown variable.

Converting 10 mm to cm: How-to & Steps

4. Converting 10 mm to cm: How-to & Steps

What if you needed to know how many centimeters were in one millimeter, or vice versa? The metric system may seem mysterious, but don't worry. This lesson will provide the steps required to convert between two metric units of length: the millimeter and the centimeter. It will also offer an alternative method for converting between these units.

Converting 13 Gallons to Liters: How-to & Tutorial

5. Converting 13 Gallons to Liters: How-to & Tutorial

In this lesson, we will walk through the steps of converting 13 gallons into liters. We will talk about setting up equivalent ratios and cross-multiplying in order to solve for a variable to get our answer.

Converting 18 Kilometers to Meters: How-to & Steps

6. Converting 18 Kilometers to Meters: How-to & Steps

In this lesson, we will learn how to convert one measurement to another. Specifically, we will convert 18 kilometers into meters by setting up equivalent ratios to solve for an unknown measurement.

How to Convert 20 cm to inches

7. How to Convert 20 cm to inches

How many inches does 20 centimeters represent? This lesson goes over how to convert from metric units of distance to standard units of distance in a step-by-step fashion.

Converting 30 cm to m: How-to & Steps

8. Converting 30 cm to m: How-to & Steps

In this lesson, you will learn how to set up equivalent ratios in order to convert one measurement to another. We will go over each step in the process of converting 30 centimeters to meters.

Converting 48 Ounces to Pounds: How-to & Steps

9. Converting 48 Ounces to Pounds: How-to & Steps

In this lesson, we will go through the steps to convert the measurement of 48 ounces into an equal measurement of pounds. In doing this, you will learn how to set up equivalent ratios in a proportion and cross-multiply.

5 Feet 2 Inches in Meters: How-to & Steps

10. 5 Feet 2 Inches in Meters: How-to & Steps

Converting from a measurement in feet and inches to a measurement in meters may seem daunting, but this lesson gives an easy-to-follow, step-by-step method for making this conversion.

Converting 5 Micrometers to Meters: How-to & Steps

11. Converting 5 Micrometers to Meters: How-to & Steps

What is a micrometer and how do you convert something measured in these units to a meter? This lesson goes over a step by step process for making this distance conversion.

Converting 500 grams to Kilograms: How-to & Steps

12. Converting 500 grams to Kilograms: How-to & Steps

In this lesson, we will go over the steps of converting 500 grams to kilograms by setting up fractions and cross multiplying in order to get an equation where we can solve for the unknown.

500nm to m: How-to & Steps

13. 500nm to m: How-to & Steps

What is a nanometer (nm), and how do you convert this unit into meters? This lesson goes over the problem of converting 500 nm into meters and also gives some information about fields of study that use this tiny distance measurement.

Converting 60 Feet to Yards: How-to & Steps

14. Converting 60 Feet to Yards: How-to & Steps

This lesson will teach you how to convert from feet to yards. To solve this problem we will set up a conversion ratio and an equivalent ratio and cross-multiply to find the answer.

Converting 62 Inches to Feet: How-to & Steps

15. Converting 62 Inches to Feet: How-to & Steps

In this lesson, we will go over the steps of converting 62 inches into feet. We'll look at setting up fractions, writing equivalent ratios, and cross multiplying.

Converting 750 Grams to Cups: How-to & Steps

16. Converting 750 Grams to Cups: How-to & Steps

Converting 750 grams of water to cups sounds tricky at first, but once you find out how to convert this mass measurement to a volume measurement it won't seem difficult at all.

Converting 1 kg to g: How-to & Tutorial

17. Converting 1 kg to g: How-to & Tutorial

Converting between units can be confusing and frustrating. This lesson will provide you with the steps necessary to successfully convert between kilograms and grams. And you can use what you learn here when converting between other units as well.

How to Convert 1 Nautical Mile to Meters

18. How to Convert 1 Nautical Mile to Meters

How do you convert 1 nautical mile to meters? The conversion is actually quite simple, as this lesson will explain. The lesson also goes over what a nautical mile is, who uses it, and how its definition has changed since it was created.

Converting 225 Degrees to Radians: How-To & Steps

19. Converting 225 Degrees to Radians: How-To & Steps

How do you change from an angle measured in degrees to an angle measured in radians? Find out what a radian is and how to convert between the two units by reading this step by step lesson.

Converting 26 inches to cm: How-to & Steps

20. Converting 26 inches to cm: How-to & Steps

While learning the steps of converting 26 inches to centimeters, you will also learn the basics of setting up equivalent ratios and cross-multiplying in order to solve for an unknown variable.

Converting 3.5 Grams to Ounces: Steps & Tutorial

21. Converting 3.5 Grams to Ounces: Steps & Tutorial

What is the process for converting from grams to ounces? What are the hidden assumptions in this conversion? This lesson goes over both the process and the assumption associated with this type of conversion.

Converting 3 Yards to Feet: How-to & Tutorial

22. Converting 3 Yards to Feet: How-to & Tutorial

In this lesson, we will go through the steps of converting 3 yards into feet. We will learn how to set up equivalent ratios as fractions and cross-multiply those fractions in order to solve for a variable.

Metric System Prefixes & Abbreviations

23. Metric System Prefixes & Abbreviations

Learning about the metric system may seem overwhelming. This lesson provides hints to help you master the metric system's prefixes and abbreviations quickly. Mass, volume, and length units are used to demonstrate the prefixes and abbreviations.

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