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1 Patterns in Measurement Systems Converting in and between the Metric and Customary Systems

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2 The Customary System

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3 12 in = 1 ft 3 ft = 1 yd 1760 yd = 1 mi inftmiyd × 1760× 3× 12 ÷ 12÷ 3÷ 1760 Length

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4 8 fl oz = 1 c 2 c = 1 pt 2 pt = 1 qt fl ozcqtpt × 2 × 8 ÷ 8÷ 2 Capacity 4 qt = 1 gal gal × 4 ÷ 4

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5 16 oz = 1 lb 2000 lb = 1 T ozlbT × 2000× 16 ÷ 16÷ 2000 Weight

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6 7 d = 1 wk 24 hr = 1 d 60 min = 1 hr wkdayminhr × 60× 24× 7 ÷ 60 Time 60 sec = 1 min sec × 60 yr × 52 ÷ 60÷ 24÷ 7÷ 60÷ 52

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7 The Metric System

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8 length mass capacity The metric system measures length, mass and capacity. lengthmeters massgrams capacityliter

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9 kilo-1,000 hecto-100 deka-10 unit1 deci-0.1 centi-0.01 milli-0.001

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10 Conversion Shortcut. Write this down! kmmmcmm × 1,000 × 100× 10 ÷ 1,000÷ 100÷ 10

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11 kilo- hecto- deka- unit deci- centi- milli- move the decimal to the right as you go down. move the decimal to the left as you go up.

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12 Conversions If you go up on the chart the decimal will go to the left. If you go down on the chart the decimal will go to the right.

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13 King Henry Drank Unhealthy Dark Chocolate Milk kilo- hecto- deka- Unit deci- centi- milli-

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14 KingKing HenryHenry DrankDrank UnhealthyUnhealthy DarkDark ChocolateChocolate MilkMilk kilo-hecto-deka-unitdeci-centi-milli-

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15 Length 1 in ~ 2.5 cm 1 cm ~ 0.4 in Weight & Mass 1 kg ~ 2.2 lb. 1 lb. ~ 0.45 kg Converting Capacity 1 L ~ 0.26 gal 1 gal ~ 3.79 L

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