# 5-8 - (L S or S L) • Multiply or Divide by the...

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Changing Units in the Customary System Lesson 5-8

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Strategy When converting from a large unit to a small unit, multiply by the conversion factor. When converting from a small unit to a larger unit, divide by the conversion factor.

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Small - - - - - - - - Large Inch (in) ---------- Foot (ft)-------- Yard (yd) ------- Mile (mi) Ounce (oz) -------------- Pound (lb) -------------Ton (t) Fluid Ounce (fl. oz.) -- Cup (c) -- Pint (pt) -- Quart (qt) -- Gallon (gal)
Changing Units Determine the direction of the change

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Unformatted text preview: (L S or S L) • Multiply or Divide by the appropriate conversion unit. Example 12 gal = ______ qt L S x 12 4 (1 gal = 4 qt) 48 Example 2 40 in = ______ ft S L ÷ 40 12 We can divide fractions so that remainders can be described as fractions. 1 1 x 40 1 1 12 10 3 10 3 = 3 1 3 Computing With Units • Combine or subtract like units. • Regroup. 8 feet 7 inches- 5 feet 11 inches 7 1 foot = 12 inches 19 2 feet 8 inches Homework Time...
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## This note was uploaded on 11/17/2011 for the course MATH 110 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at BYU.

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