Metric to English Conversions Worksheets
. How to Convert Measures of Metric to English Length, Mass, Time, and Volume? We know how we can convert one unit to another when using the same system of units. However, things get difficult for students when they have to convert a unit from one system to another unit of a different system. To proceed with this type of conversion, you have to understand dimensional analysis which is also known as unit factor method. If you want to convert measures from Metric to English, you need to follow this method. It is a method that allows converting measurements by multiplying the unit one wants to convert by one or more forms of 1. It uses the fact that any number can be multiplied by one without its value being changed. In order to do this, you need to have the basic knowledge; Length - 1millimeter (m) = 0.04 inches (in) | 1 centimeter (cm) = 0.39 inches (in) | 1 meter (m) = 39.37 inches = 3.28 feet (ft) | 1 meter (m) = 1.09 yard (yd) | 1 kilometer (km) = 0.62 miles (mi). Mass - 1 gram (g) = 0.035 ounces (oz) | 1 liter (l) = 1.057 quart (qt). Capacity - 1 milliliter (ml) = 0.2 teaspoon (tsp) | 1 liter (l) = 1.057 quart (qt). The formula used in dimensional analysis include; (# of units you have)×(units you want)/(units you have)=# units you want.
Rule of Thumb...
One history of the saying "Rule of Thumb" comes from a generalization that states the circumference of the wrist is that of twice the thumb, twice the wrist is the neck size and twice around the neck is equal to the waist.