Unit Conversion

Do we have to?

Some Basic Rules

Write units as fractions

Unit conversion

Conversion Factors (equal 1)

A factor for each unit

More than one unit...

Convert units one at a time

Units raised to a power

Try these conversions before going to the next slide...

If you have not tried these yourself, go back and try them!

Solutions to the problems:

More solutions to the problems:

Common prefixes in metric system

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