Units of Conversion: Square (Area) Measure - Problem 2

Basic to the understanding of unit conversion is the understanding of equivalence, the understanding of the multiplicative identity of 1, and how the two are related. For a review of these concepts, click on Review.

If you have forgotten how to manipulate fractions, visit Fractions for Adults on SOSMath for an in-depth review.

Review the following table 9Webster's New World Dictionary, Second Edition, Simon and Schuster, 1982) of Standard Units of Conversion to see if you can create fractions that have a value of 1. You can click to examples following each table.

Square Measure

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Problem 2: Convert 5,000,000 square feet to sections

Answer:0.179350 section

Solution:Look for a series of links from square feet to sections.

As you work more and more of this conversion problems, you can leave out a lot of steps and simply "cross out" similar units. In the original set-up

tex2html_wrap_inline229 , you would simply cross out common units and go straight to the expression tex2html_wrap_inline249 = 0.179350 section

Just be sure that you remember why you are allowed to do the cancelling.

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Author: Nancy Marcus

Sun Aug 10 21:16:00 MDT 1997

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