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**Brainpop Customary Units**

Introduction Brainpop Customary Units

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**Customary Measurement Length, Capacity, and Weight**

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**Customary Length 12 inches (in) = 1 foot (ft)**

36 inches = 3 feet or 1 yard (yd) 5,280 feet = 1 mile (mi) To change from a larger unit of measure to a smaller unit, MULTIPLY. To change from a smaller unit of measure to a larger unit, DIVIDE.

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**This represents about 1 mile.**

Customary Length A mile is about half the length of Talladega Super Speedway. Talladega is 2.9 miles long. This represents about 1 mile. Talladega Super Speedway

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Customary Length A yard is about the length of a walking stick.

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Customary Length A yard is about the length of a walking stick.

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Customary Length A foot is about the length of a floor tile.

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**Customary Capacity 4 quarts = 1 gallon (gal) 2 pints = 1 quart (qt)**

2 cups = 1 pint (pt) 8 fluid ounces (fl oz) = 1 cup (c) To change from a larger unit of measure to a smaller unit, MULTIPLY. To change from a smaller unit of measure to a larger unit, DIVIDE.

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1 gallon Meet Mr. Gallon

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Meet Mr. Gallon 4 quarts

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**Customary Weight 16 ounces (oz) = 1 pound (lb)**

2,000 pounds = 1 ton (T) To change from a larger unit of measure to a smaller unit, MULTIPLY. To change from a smaller unit of measure to a larger unit, DIVIDE.

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Customary Weight A small car weighs about a ton.

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Customary Weight An ounce weighs the same as 8 nickels.

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**Customary Conversions**

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**One technique for converting customary units of measure is by setting up a proportion.**

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Convert 6 feet to inches. First, set up a ratio: Next write another ratio based on what you are being asked to find: Solve for x . = 72 inches

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Now you try it!

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**Convert 5 feet into inches.**

Work out your answer before clicking! Answer: 60 inches

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**Convert 420 feet into yards**

Work out your answer before clicking! Answer: 140 yards

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**Work out your answer before clicking!**

Convert 72 inches to feet Work out your answer before clicking! Answer: 6 feet

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Convert 4.6 miles to feet Work out your answer before clicking! Answer: 24,288 feet

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**Work out your answer before clicking!**

Convert 4 tons to pounds. Work out your answer before clicking! Answer: 8000 lb

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**Work out your answer before clicking!**

Convert 17,200 feet to inches Work out your answer before clicking! 206,400 inches Answer:

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