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Convert the Fahrenheit temperature to degrees Celsius: 41 ° Fahrenheit.

5 ° C

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While visiting Paris, Woody saw the temperature was 20 ° Celsius. Convert the temperature into degrees Fahrenheit.

Solution

We will substitute 20 ° C into the formula to find F.

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So we found that 20°C is equivalent to 68°F.

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Convert the Celsius temperature to degrees Fahrenheit: the temperature in Helsinki, Finland, was 15 ° Celsius.

59 ° F

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Convert the Celsius temperature to degrees Fahrenheit: the temperature in Sydney, Australia, was 10 ° Celsius.

50 ° F

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Key concepts

  • Metric System of Measurement
    • Length
      1 kilometer (km) = 1,000 m 1 hectometer (hm) = 100 m 1 dekameter (dam) = 10 m 1 meter (m) = 1 m 1 decimeter (dm) = 0.1 m 1 centimeter (cm) = 0.01 m 1 millimeter (mm) = 0.001 m 1 meter = 100 centimeters 1 meter = 1,000 millimeters
    • Mass
      1 kilogram (kg) = 1,000 g 1 hectogram (hg) = 100 g 1 dekagram (dag) = 10 g 1 gram (g) = 1 g 1 decigram (dg) = 0.1 g 1 centigram (cg) = 0.01 g 1 milligram (mg) = 0.001 g 1 gram = 100 centigrams 1 gram = 1,000 milligrams
    • Capacity
      1 kiloliter (kL) = 1,000 L 1 hectoliter (hL) = 100 L 1 dekaliter (daL) = 10 L 1 liter (L) = 1 L 1 deciliter (dL) = 0.1 L 1 centiliter (cL) = 0.01 L 1 milliliter (mL) = 0.001 L 1 liter = 100 centiliters 1 liter = 1,000 milliliters
  • Temperature Conversion
    • To convert from Fahrenheit temperature, F, to Celsius temperature, C, use the formula C = 5 9 ( F 32 )
    • To convert from Celsius temperature, C, to Fahrenheit temperature, F, use the formula F = 9 5 C + 32

Practice makes perfect

Make Unit Conversions in the U.S. System

In the following exercises, convert the units.

A park bench is 6 feet long. Convert the length to inches.

72 inches

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A floor tile is 2 feet wide. Convert the width to inches.

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A ribbon is 18 inches long. Convert the length to feet.

1.5 feet

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Carson is 45 inches tall. Convert his height to feet.

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A football field is 160 feet wide. Convert the width to yards.

53 1 3 yards

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On a baseball diamond, the distance from home plate to first base is 30 yards. Convert the distance to feet.

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Ulises lives 1.5 miles from school. Convert the distance to feet.

7,920 feet

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Denver, Colorado, is 5,183 feet above sea level. Convert the height to miles.

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A killer whale weighs 4.6 tons. Convert the weight to pounds.

9,200 pounds

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Blue whales can weigh as much as 150 tons. Convert the weight to pounds.

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An empty bus weighs 35,000 pounds. Convert the weight to tons.

17 1 2 tons

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At take-off, an airplane weighs 220,000 pounds. Convert the weight to tons.

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Rocco waited 1 1 2 hours for his appointment. Convert the time to seconds.

5,400 s

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Misty’s surgery lasted 2 1 4 hours. Convert the time to seconds.

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How many teaspoons are in a pint?

96 teaspoons

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How many tablespoons are in a gallon?

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JJ’s cat, Posy, weighs 14 pounds. Convert her weight to ounces.

224 ounces

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April’s dog, Beans, weighs 8 pounds. Convert his weight to ounces.

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Crista will serve 20 cups of juice at her son’s party. Convert the volume to gallons.

1 1 4 gallons

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Lance needs 50 cups of water for the runners in a race. Convert the volume to gallons.

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Jon is 6 feet 4 inches tall. Convert his height to inches.

26 in.

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Faye is 4 feet 10 inches tall. Convert her height to inches.

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Questions & Answers

Equation in the form of a pending point y+2=1/6(×-4)
Jose Reply
definition of quadratic formula
Ahmed Reply
From Google: The quadratic formula, , is used in algebra to solve quadratic equations (polynomial equations of the second degree). The general form of a quadratic equation is , where x represents a variable, and a, b, and c are constants, with . A quadratic equation has two solutions, called roots.
Melissa
what is the answer of w-2.6=7.55
What Reply
10.15
Michael
w = 10.15 You add 2.6 to both sides and then solve for w (-2.6 zeros out on the left and leaves you with w= 7.55 + 2.6)
Korin
Nataly is considering two job offers. The first job would pay her $83,000 per year. The second would pay her $66,500 plus 15% of her total sales. What would her total sales need to be for her salary on the second offer be higher than the first?
Mckenzie Reply
x > $110,000
bruce
greater than $110,000
Michael
Estelle is making 30 pounds of fruit salad from strawberries and blueberries. Strawberries cost $1.80 per pound, and blueberries cost $4.50 per pound. If Estelle wants the fruit salad to cost her $2.52 per pound, how many pounds of each berry should she use?
nawal Reply
$1.38 worth of strawberries + $1.14 worth of blueberries which= $2.52
Leitha
how
Zaione
is it right😊
Leitha
lol maybe
Robinson
8 pound of blueberries and 22 pounds of strawberries
Melissa
8 pounds x 4.5 = 36 22 pounds x 1.80 = 39.60 36 + 39.60 = 75.60 75.60 / 30 = average 2.52 per pound
Melissa
8 pounds x 4.5 equal 36 22 pounds x 1.80 equal 39.60 36 + 39.60 equal 75.60 75.60 / 30 equal average 2.52 per pound
Melissa
hmmmm...... ?
Robinson
8 pounds x 4.5 = 36 22 pounds x 1.80 = 39.60 36 + 39.60 = 75.60 75.60 / 30 = average 2.52 per pound
Melissa
The question asks how many pounds of each in order for her to have an average cost of $2.52. She needs 30 lb in all so 30 pounds times $2.52 equals $75.60. that's how much money she is spending on the fruit. That means she would need 8 pounds of blueberries and 22 lbs of strawberries to equal 75.60
Melissa
good
Robinson
👍
Leitha
thanks Melissa.
Leitha
nawal let's do another😊
Leitha
we can't use emojis...I see now
Leitha
Sorry for the multi post. My phone glitches.
Melissa
Vina has $4.70 in quarters, dimes and nickels in her purse. She has eight more dimes than quarters and six more nickels than quarters. How many of each coin does she have?
Mckenzie Reply
10 quarters 16 dimes 12 nickels
Leitha
A private jet can fly 1,210 miles against a 25 mph headwind in the same amount of time it can fly 1,694 miles with a 25 mph tailwind. Find the speed of the jet.
Crispy Reply
wtf. is a tail wind or headwind?
Robert
48 miles per hour with headwind and 68 miles per hour with tailwind
Leitha
average speed is 58 mph
Leitha
Into the wind (headwind), 125 mph; with wind (tailwind), 175 mph. Use time (t) = distance (d) ÷ rate (r). since t is equal both problems, then 1210/(x-25) = 1694/(×+25). solve for x gives x=150.
bruce
the jet will fly 9.68 hours to cover either distance
bruce
Riley is planning to plant a lawn in his yard. He will need 9 pounds of grass seed. He wants to mix Bermuda seed that costs $4.80 per pound with Fescue seed that costs $3.50 per pound. How much of each seed should he buy so that the overall cost will be $4.02 per pound?
Vonna Reply
33.336
Robinson
Amber wants to put tiles on the backsplash of her kitchen counters. She will need 36 square feet of tiles. She will use basic tiles that cost $8 per square foot and decorator tiles that cost $20 per square foot. How many square feet of each tile should she use so that the overall cost of the backsplash will be $10 per square foot?
Imaan Reply
Ivan has $8.75 in nickels and quarters in his desk drawer. The number of nickels is twice the number of quarters. How many coins of each type does he have?
mikayla Reply
2q=n ((2q).05) + ((q).25) = 8.75 .1q + .25q = 8.75 .35q = 8.75 q = 25 quarters 2(q) 2 (25) = 50 nickles Answer check 25 x .25 = 6.25 50 x .05 = 2.50 6.25 + 2.50 = 8.75
Melissa
John has $175 in $5 and $10 bills in his drawer. The number of $5 bills is three times the number of $10 bills. How many of each are in the drawer?
mikayla Reply
7-$10 21-$5
Robert
Enrique borrowed $23,500 to buy a car. He pays his uncle 2% interest on the $4,500 he borrowed from him, and he pays the bank 11.5% interest on the rest. What average interest rate does he pay on the total $23,500? (Round your answer to the nearest tenth of a percent.)
Parker Reply
Two sisters like to compete on their bike rides. Tamara can go 4 mph faster than her sister, Samantha. If it takes Samantha 1 hour longer than Tamara to go 80 miles, how fast can Samantha ride her bike?
Markeice Reply
8mph
michele
16mph
Robert
3.8 mph
Ped
16 goes into 80 5times while 20 goes into 80 4times and is 4mph faster
Robert
what is the answer for this 3×9+28÷4-8
What Reply
315
lashonna
how do you do xsquard+7x+10=0
What
(x + 2)(x + 5), then set each factor to zero and solve for x. so, x = -2 and x = -5.
bruce
I skipped it
What
In 10 years, the population of Detroit fell from 950,000 to about 712,500. Find the percent decrease.
Jenise Reply
how do i set this up
Jenise
25%
Melissa
25 percent
Muzamil
950,000 - 712,500 = 237,500. 237,500 / 950,000 = .25 = 25%
Melissa
I've tried several times it won't let me post the breakdown of how you get 25%.
Melissa
Subtract one from the other to get the difference. Then take that difference and divided by 950000 and you will get .25 aka 25%
Melissa
Finally 👍
Melissa
one way is to set as ratio: 100%/950000 = x% / 712500, which yields that 712500 is 75% of the initial 950000. therefore, the decrease is 25%.
bruce
twenty five percent...
Jeorge
thanks melissa
Jeorge
950000-713500 *100 and then divide by 950000 = 25
Muzamil

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