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The first instance of Converting to smaller units word problems (US customary) was under the 4th grade (U.S.) Math Mission. This exercise practices unit conversions in the United States Customary System.

Types of Problems

There is one type of problem in this exercise:

  1. Convert units: This problem describes a situation and the student has to use knowledge of the USCS system of units to arrive at an answer.
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    Convert units

Strategies

This exercise is easy to get accuracy badges as long as user knows the conversions in the USCS system. It is medium to attain speed badges because the conversion factors in USCS are not always pretty.

  1. There seem to be three major conversions that show up often. There are three feet in a yard, eight fluid ounces in a cup, and sixteen ounces in a pound.

Real-life Applications

  1. Measurements are used for many things, such as cooking, and for placing carpet.

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