# Metric Conversions Math 314 Time Frame n n

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Metric Conversions Math 314

Time Frame n n 1) Conversion Measurement 2) Converting Area 3) Converting Volume 4) Litres

Converting Measurement King Henry Died Mother /10 *10 Didn’t Care Much km hm dam m dm cm mm

Notes n n When converting a measurement from 1 unit to another a) when going up the chart (ex. dm km), divide by 10 once for every step you go. This will move your decimal point one place to the left for every step.

Example #1 n n n Convert 643 cm into meters How many steps are you moving? 2 steps Dividing or multiplying? Decimal place to the left or right? Dividing & moving to the left 2 steps 643 cm 6. 43 metres

Notes n n n When going down the chart (ex. m to mm), multiply by 10 once for every step. This will move your decimal one place to the right for every step. Example 6 km = ? M 3 steps 6 km 6000 m

Converting Area n n n To change “squared” units into other “squared” units, multiply or divide by 102 for every step Ex. #1: 2. 4 m 2 ? cm 2 2 steps down; 2. 4 x 102 = 24, 000 cm 2 Ex. #2: 63000 mm 2 dm 2 2 steps up; 63000 / 102 = 6. 3 dm 2

Converting Volume n n n To change “cubed” units into other “cubed” units, multiply or divide by 103 for every step. Ex. #1) 25 cm 3 = ? mm 3 1 step down; 25 x 103 = 2500 mm 3

Litres n n n Litres are measures of volume 1 l = 1 dm 3 1 ml = 1 cm 3 There are 1000 ml in 1 liter You can be asked to convert cubic units into litres. What will you do? Change into dm 3 or cm 3, then “cross the bridge”.

Crossing the Bridge 1 m 3 1 dm 3 1 cm 3 1 mm 3 1 l 1 dl 1 l 1 ml You may “cross the bridge at 1 dm 3 to 1 l or 1 cm 3 to 1 ml or vice versa; these can be considered transfer points. If you do it anywhere else, you shall be eaten alive by the tiger!

Practice n n n Example #1: 85000 mm 3 = ? l 1 step up 85000 mm 3 / 103 = 85 cm 3 = 85 ml (cross the bridge) 85 ml = ? l 3 steps up; 85 / 10 = 0. 085 l

More Practice n n n 14 m 3 = ? L 1 step down 14 x 103 = 14000 dm 3 = 14000 l (cross the bridge)