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CONVERSION OF UNITS

Dimensional Analysis or Factor- Label Method


- method that can be used in converting from one unit to another.
- The process involves the cancellation of units other than the desired
units through the use of fixed relationships (Conversion Factor).
System of Measurement
1. English
2. Metric
EXAMPLE:
1. Convert 8.5 km railways to meters.
1km = 1000m
8.5 km x 1000m/1km = 8500 m
2. How many km are there in 876 cm?
1km = 1000 m
1m = 100cm
876 cm x 1m/100 cm x 1km/1000 m = 0.000876
km
3. Convert 35.6 g to lb.
1kg = 1000 g
1kg = 2.2 lb.
35.6 g x 1 kg/1000 g x 2.2 lb./1kg = 0.078 lb. = 7.8
x10 lb.
4. Convert 4 gallons to liters.
1 gal = 3.785 L
4 gal x 3.785 L/1 gal = 15.14 L

NAME:

BSN 1
ACTIVITY # 3

1. Convert the following:


a. 5371 g to kg

DATE:

b. 0.496 km to cm

c. 8.42 ml to L

2. Lebron James is 6 ft and 8 inches tall. How many centimeters is this?

3. Express a velocity of 60 mi/h in feet per second.

4. The earth is has an average of 9.3 x 107 mi from the sun. How far is this in km?

5. The temperature in Baguio is 20C. What are the equivalent F and Kelvin
readings?

6. The normal body temperature is 98.6 F. Convert to C and K readings.

7. How many nanometer are there in 1 meter?

8. How many liter are there in 1 microliter?


9. Piolo Pascual weighs 55 kg. How many lbs is this?

10. Convert 10 ml to teaspoonfuls.

11. You measured the mass of three one-peso coins. The measurements are: 4.59
g; 4.6 g; 4.5 g.
What is the total mass of the three coins in:
a. grams

b. milligram

c. kilogram?