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1. Write in decimal form: 3 cm 7 mm = ? cm

Write in decimal form: 3 cm 7 mm = ? cm Remember that 1 cm = 10 mm Which means 1 mm = 1/10 cm = 0.1 cm So 7 mm = 7/10 cm = 0.7 cm Therefore, 3 cm 7 mm = 3.7 cm
2. How many microns are in a meter?

How many microns are in a meter? 1 meter = 1,000,00 microns
3. What is the weight of a cubic meter of water? Express your answer in kilograms?

What is the weight of a cubic meter of water? Express your answer in kilograms? 1 kilogram per cubic decimeter and 1000 cubic decimeters in a cubic meter = 1000 kilograms
4. How many millimeters are in a meter?

How many millimeters are in a meter? 1 meter = 1,000 millimeters
5. If a Canadian dollar is worth \$.82 in American money, how much is an American dollar worth in Canadi

If a Canadian dollar is worth \$.82 in American money, how much is an American dollar worth in Canadian money? 1/0.82 = 1.22
6. A 1.5 inch tall preying mantis will sometimes hold its ground and attempt to fight a person who is 6

A 1.5 inch tall preying mantis will sometimes hold its ground and attempt to fight a person who is 6 feet tall. If a person who is 6 feet tall is engaged in a battle with an animal that was proportionally as tall as the person is to the preying mantis, how tall would the animal be? In terms of...
7. Use the information below to determine the weight of 500 gallons of water. a) There are 1.057 quart

Use the information below to determine the weight of 500 gallons of water. a) There are 1.057 quarts in a liter and 4 quarts in a gallon b) A cubic decimeter of water is a liter of water c) A cubic decimeter of water weighs one kilogram d) There are 2.2 pounds in a kilogram 500 gallons = 2000...
8. A student was trying to determine a formula for changing speeds that are written in feet per second

A student was trying to determine a formula for changing speeds that are written in feet per second into miles per hour. If a sprinter runs at a speed of n feet per second, what is her speed in miles per hour? 3600 seconds per hour = 3600n feet per hour 5280 feet per mile so we have: 3600n...
9. Dennis drank n pints of water during a marathon. How many gallons of water did he drink?

Dennis drank n pints of water during a marathon. How many gallons of water did he drink? 8 pints in a gallon, so 1/8 gallons in a pint. n/8 gallons
10. If a snail crawled n millimeters, how many kilometers did it travel?

If a snail crawled n millimeters, how many kilometers did it travel? 1 millimeter = 1/1000 of a meter 1 meter = 1/1000 of a kilometer 1/1000 * 1/1000 = 0.000001 So our kilometers value is 0.000001n
11. Joe talked for n seconds. How many hours did Joe talk?

Joe talked for n seconds. How many hours did Joe talk? 1 hour = 60 minutes * 6o seconds per minute = 3600 seconds So 1 second = 1/3600 hours Joe spoke n/3600 hours
12. What is the value of n quarters expressed as dollars?

What is the value of n quarters expressed as dollars? dollars = quarters/4 n/4 or 0.25n
13. If Colton ran n kilometers, how many millimeters did he run?

If Colton ran n kilometers, how many millimeters did he run? 1 kilometer = 1,000,000 millimeters n kilometers = 1,000,000n millimeters
14. If a soccer ball was kicked at a distance of n decimeters, how many meters did it travel?

If a soccer ball was kicked at a distance of n decimeters, how many meters did it travel? Meters = Decimeters/10 Meters = n/10
15. William is traveling at a speed of 50 miles per hour. How far will William travel in n hours?

William is traveling at a speed of 50 miles per hour. How far will William travel in n hours? 50 miles per hour * n hour = 50n miles
16. What is the value of an unknown number of nickels expressed in cents?

What is the value of an unknown number of nickels expressed in cents? 1 nickel = 5 cents n nickels = 5n cents
17. If Enika walked n yards, how many feet did she walk?

If Enika walked n yards, how many feet did she walk? 1 yard = 3 feet, so we have: n yards = 3n feet
18. Janey is n feet tall. How many inches tall is she?

Janey is n feet tall. How many inches tall is she? 1 foot = 12 inches n feet = 12n inches
19. If there are n days in a vacation, how many hours are there in a vacation?

If there are n days in a vacation, how many hours are there in a vacation? 1 day = 24 hours n days = 24n hours
20. Daniel's gas tank holds n gallons of gas. How many pints does the tank hold?

Daniel's gas tank holds n gallons of gas. How many pints does the tank hold? Setup conversion: 1 gallon = 8 pints n gallons = 8n pints