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2004-C: Conversion Factors 2: Two- and Three-Step Conversions

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2004-C: Conversion Factors 2: Two- and Three-Step Conversions

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Complete each of the following problems with two conversion factors. You must use two conversion factors for each problem. On some of the problems, you have to use specific conversion factors. You must follow all of the requirements for conversion problems in the study guide. Please write all answers to three significant figures of accuracy.

Whenever completing a non-metric unit conversion, explicitly write out conversion factors. When writing conversion factors:
  1. Convert 30 seconds to hours using two conversion factors.
  2. Convert 250 seconds to hours using two conversion factors.
  3. Convert 50 minutes to days.
  4. Convert 1400 feet to kilometers using these conversion factors:
    • 1 mile = 5280 feet
    • 1 mile = 1.61 kilometers
  5. Convert 1400 feet to kilometers using these different conversion factors:
    • 1 meter = 3.28 feet
    • 1 kilometer = 1000 meters
  6. How many minutes are there in 5 days?
  7. How many inches are there in 20 miles?
  8. How many meters are there in 1 mile? Use these two conversion factors:
    • 1 mile = 1.61 kilometers
    • 1 kilometer = 1000 meters
  9. How many meters are there in 1 mile? Use these two different conversion factors:
    • 1 mile = 5280 feet
    • 1 meter = 3.28 feet
  10. Convert 500 slugs to metric tons.

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