Converting Metric Units of Length, Capacity, and Mass Worksheets
How to Convert Units of Mass - Mass is a physical quantity that has different units like grams, ounces, pounds, tons, etc. And from time to time, scientists and mathematicians have come across the need to make conversions between these units because different problems from different geographic regions need to be solved and interpreted by everyone. The main objective while solving a problem is to make the units of all those physical quantities common, that are present in that problem. The first thing that must be identified before converting two different units of any physical quantity is the factor by which those units differ. For example, one gram is equal to 0.035 ounces, or if we look at the reverse relation for this, we can say that 1 ounce is equal to 28.34 grams. So, in this case, we can say that the differentiation factor between ounces and grams is 28.34. Whenever we need to convert ounces into grams, we can just multiply the number of ounces with 28.34 to get the answer in grams.
To measure very large quantities we use the prefix mega (M), which means a million, giga (G), which means a billion and tera (T), which denotes a trillion. These terms are especially recognizable in representing computer memory capabilities.