Basic to the understanding of unit conversion is the understanding of equivalence, the understanding of the multiplicative identity of 1, and how the two are related. For a review of these concepts, click on Review.
You will also need to multiply and reduce fractions. If you have forgotten how to manipulate fractions, visit Fractions for Adults on SOSMath for an in-depth review.
Review the following table of Standard Units of Conversion to see if you can create fractions that have a value of 1. You can click to examples following each table.
Example 1:What exactly does 1 cubic foot mean?
One cubic foot means 1 foot 1 foot 1 foot or 1 foot
Example 2:Convert 50 cubic yards to cubic feet.
Solution:From the above table you can see a link between cubic feet and cubic yards.
is equivalent to 1.
to obtain 50 x 1 cubic yard x .
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Author: Nancy Marcus