Unit Conversion 2 - linear

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Lesson Summary:

In this lesson, Julie Harland provides examples on how to convert units from one system to another. Using dimensional analysis, she demonstrates how to convert measurements like feet to meters and meters to inches. By using conversions like 1 inch is approximately 2.54 centimeters and one meter is equal to 100 centimeters, she shows how to cancel out units to get to the desired end result. This video is helpful for anyone looking to make accurate and efficient unit conversions.

Lesson Description:

This video is the second video with more examples showing how to convert from one unit to another unit. Unit conversions is also referred to as dimensional analysis.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you convert between units of measurement?
  • How do you do dimensional analysis using the factor labeling method?
  • How do you convert between feet, meters, inches, kilometers, and yards?
  • How do you convert 7 feet to meters?
  • How do you convert 2 meters to inches?
  • How do you convert 3 kilometers to yards?
  • How do you do a unit conversion if there are many conversion factors?
  • How can labels cancel out in a unit conversion problem?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This is another great lesson on factor labeling / unit conversion / dimensional analysis. All steps involved in converting between two units of measurement are shown in the example problems done in this lesson. Make sure to check out the other lessons in this series for more help / example problems.