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.
You will also need to multiply and reduce fractions. If you have forgotten how to manipulate fractions, visit Fractions for Adults on SOSMath for an in-depth review.
Review the following table 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.
Cubic Measure
Problem 2: Convert 10 cubic decimeters to cubic yards.
Solution:
is equivalent to 1.
is equivalent to 1.
by 1 in the form
to obtain
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Author: Nancy Marcus
Sep 26 1997