Relating SI and Imperial units We have conversion charts to help us move easily within both scales of measurement Why would this be so important? What countries use imperial? What countries use metric?
Conversion charts 1 inch = 2.54 cm 1 foot = 30 cm 1 yard = 90 cm 1 mile = 1.6 km
Conversions using proportions A bowling lane is approximately 19m long. What is this measurement to the nearest foot? = 63 ft 19 m is approximately 63ft
Conversions A Canadian football field is approximately 59 m wide. What is this measurement to the nearest foot? The length of the football field in ft is approximately 197ft
Conversions After meeting in Manitoba, Hana drove 47 mi south and ferrin drove 35 km north. Who drove further? Hana drove further by 40.2 km Hana Ferrrin
Conversions A truck driver knows that her semitrailer is 3.5m high. The support beams of a bridge are 11ft 9 in high. Will the vehicle fit under the bridge? Therefore the truck will fit by a VERY small margin
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