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# Using Ratio Reasoning to Convert Measurements

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Using Ratio Reasoning to Convert Measurements
“Ratios 6” Learning Target

How many yards?

How many yards? How many feet?

How many yards? How many feet? How many inches?

Ratio conversions can help with problem solving
Ratio conversions can help with problem solving. 1 yard 3 feet 12 inches 1 foot

Ratio conversions can help with problem solving
Ratio conversions can help with problem solving. 1 yard 3 feet 12 inches 1 foot How many inches are there in the length of one football field (100 yards)?

100 yards 3 feet 12 inches 1 1 yard 1 foot = 3,600 inches in a football field.
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List some measurement conversions that you know
List some measurement conversions that you know. Write them in ratio format.

List some measurement conversions that you know
List some measurement conversions that you know. Write them in ratio format. For example: 60 min 1 hour

Did you remember these? 60 sec 60 min 1 day 7 days
1 min 1 hr hrs 1 week 1 mile cm 1 gallon 5280 ft 1 meter 4 quarts

How many minutes are in 2 days?

How many minutes are in 2 days? 2 days 24 hrs 60 min 1 1 day 1 hr
= There are 2,880 minutes in 2 days. × ×

How many centimeters are in 8.5 meters?

How many centimeters in 8.5 meters? 8.5 meters 100 cm 1 1 meter
= There are 850 centimeters in 8.5 meters. ×

A poster board is 108 inches wide
A poster board is 108 inches wide. If it is cut in half, how many feet wide will each piece be?

108 in 1 1 foot 1 2 12 in = Each piece is 4.5 feet wide.
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Create a conversion problem of your own
Create a conversion problem of your own. Figure out the solution to you problem and be ready to share it with a classmate.

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