Unit Conversion Word Problems

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101.

How many one cup servings can be made with 5 pints of milk?

a. | 12 | ||

b. | 11 | ||

c. | 13 | ||

d. | 10 |

[Since 1 pint = 2 cups, multiply 2 by 5.]

10 one-cup servings can be made with 5 pints of milk.

Correct answer : (4)

102.

Joe and Chris pitched their tents such that they are 10 yd 2 ft apart. Express the distance in ft.

a. | 34 | ||

b. | 27 | ||

c. | 37 | ||

d. | 32 |

[Write yd in terms of ft.]

10 yd 2 ft = [(10 × 3) + 2] ft

[Convert yd to ft; Multiply 10 by 3.]

= (30 + 2) ft = 32 ft

[Add.]

The distance between the two tents is 32 ft.

Correct answer : (4)

103.

Joe has to cross a $\frac{1}{6}$ mile long bridge to reach his office. What is the length of the bridge in feet?

a. | 890 | ||

b. | 880 | ||

c. | 870 | ||

d. | None of the above |

[Write mile in terms of feet.]

[Convert miles to feet; Multiply

=

[Rewrite 5280 as

=

[Cancel 5280 with 6.]

= 880 feet

[Simplify.]

The length of the bridge is 880 feet.

Correct answer : (2)

104.

Charles bought 80 ounces of potatoes from a grocery store. How many pounds of potatoes did he buy?

a. | 4 | ||

b. | 7 | ||

c. | 6 | ||

d. | 5 |

[Write pound in terms of ounces.]

80 ounces =

[Convert ounces to pounds; Divide 80 by 16.]

Charles bought 5 pounds of potatoes.

Correct answer : (4)

105.

Brad bought 4 pounds of butter. How many ounces of butter did he buy?

a. | 69 | ||

b. | 54 | ||

c. | 59 | ||

d. | 64 |

[Write pound in terms of ounces.]

4 pounds = 4 × 16 = 64 ounces

[Convert pounds to ounces; Multiply 4 by 16.]

Brad bought 64 ounces of butter.

Correct answer : (4)

106.

Francis caught 600 pounds of shrimp. How many tons of shrimp did he catch?

a. | $\frac{7}{20}$ | ||

b. | 1 | ||

c. | $\frac{3}{10}$ | ||

d. | $\frac{1}{3}$ |

[Write ton in terms of pounds.]

600 pounds =

[Convert pounds to tons; Divide 600 by 2000.]

=

[Divide numerator and denominator by the GCF.]

Francis caught

Correct answer : (3)

107.

Find the value of $s$ in the expression $s$ cm = 5.28 km.

a. | 52800 | ||

b. | 528 | ||

c. | 528000 | ||

d. | 5280 |

5.28 km = (5.28 x 100000) cm

[Convert kilometers into centimeters.]

= 528000 cm

[Multiply.]

The value of

Correct answer : (3)

108.

Find the value of $q$ in the expression $q$ mm = 6.69 m.

a. | 669 | ||

b. | 6690 | ||

c. | 66900 | ||

d. | 66.9 |

6.69 m = 6.69 x 1000 mm

[Convert meters into millimeters.]

= 6690 mm

[Simplify.]

The value of

Correct answer : (2)

109.

Which unit of capacity best fills the blank in the expression? 3.153 kL = 3153 ___

a. | Kiloliters | ||

b. | Deciliters | ||

c. | Milliliters | ||

d. | Liters |

[Original expression.]

3.153 kL = 3.153 x 1000 ___

[Split the expression.]

1 kL = 1000 L

[kL in terms of L.]

3.153 kL = (3.153 x 1000) L

[Convert kL to L.]

= 3153 L

[Simplify.]

Since 3.153 kL = 3153 L, the unit of capacity that best fills in the blank is

Correct answer : (4)

110.

The height of a pole is 5.2 m. Express the height in cm.

a. | 5.2 cm | ||

b. | 520 cm | ||

c. | 52 cm | ||

d. | 5200 cm |

Height of a pole = 5.2 m = 5.2 × 100 cm

[Convert meters into centimeters.]

= 520 cm

[Multiply.]

The height of pole is 520 cm.

Correct answer : (2)