#### Conversions.

A tip for converting non-metric quantities.
Do the non-metric conversions as follows:
Multiplying a number by 1 does NOT CHANGE the number.
Multiply the quantity that has to be converted by a conversion factor that is equal to 1. Make the conversion factor, a fraction, so that the units that are not required cancel out.
For example: convert 5 pints to litre. Make the conversion factor so that pints will cancel out. Put litre in the teller and pints in the noemer. The unit int will now cancel out and the answer is in litre - which is exactly what you want. Furthermore: 1 pint = 0,5683 litre {obtained from a table}.
0,5683 litre
The conversion factor is now   --------------------- .
1 pint
0,5683 litre
Therefore 5 pints   =   5 pints   X   ----------------------     =   2,842 litre
1 pint
Use the conversion table below to make the conversion factor. The following abbreviations apply:
in : inch;        ft : foot or feet;       yd : yard;        sq : square       cub. : cubic        cc : cubcic cm
gal : gallon;       pt : pint;       oz : ounce;       lb : pound
 1 cm 0,03937 in. 1 km 0,6214 mile 1 in. 2,54 cm 1 ft 12 in. 1 yd 3 ft 1 ft 0,3048 m 1 yd 0,9144 m 1 mile 1760 yd 1 mile 1,6093 km 1 gram 0,0353 oz 1 kg 2,2046 lb 1 lb 16 oz 1 litre 1,76 pt 1 gal 8 pt 1 gal 4,5461 litre
1.
Do the following conversions:
1.1
50 yards to meter
1.2
31,35 miles to kilometer
1.3
18,42 lb to kg
1.4
75 metres to yards
1.5
3,4 km to mile
1.6
25 kg to lb
1.7
6 pints to litre
1.8
2,3 gallons to litre
1.9
234,6 litres to gallon
1.10
3,45 litres to pints
1.11
3,56 gallons to pints
1.12
210 litres to gallons
1.13
5 ounces to gram
1.14
7 lb to kilogram
1.15
18,45 kg to lb
1.16
340 gram to ounces
1.17
3,3 in. to cm
1.18
650 gram to lb
2.
Convert
2.1
3 feet 6 inches to metres.
2.2
6 lb 14 oz to kg
2.3
2 gallons 7 pints to litres.
2.4
6 yd 2 ft 7 in. to m
2.5
30,825 m to yd and ft
2.6
0,825 mile to km
2.7
8,5 inches to cm
2.8
98,3 cm to inches
3.
The mass of a loaf of bread is 800 gram. What is the mass in ounces and in pounds?
4.
A marathon is run over 42 km. How many miles is that?