Saturday, January 18, 2014

Conversion Problems: Measures of Distance

Conversion Problems:  Meters, Yards, Kilometers and Miles

IXL is a very useful math program.  However, it appears to have only one section on conversions between the metric system and the U.S. standard system.  This problem set involves measures of distance.   I will also create problem sets for weight and volume measures.   

Conversion Problems:  Measures of Distance

One meter is equal to 1.093621 yards.  How many meters are in a yard?

How many inches are in a meter?

There are 1,760 yards in a mile?  How many meters are in a mile?  (First, is the answer less than or greater than 1,760?)

How many miles are in a kilometer or a 1.0 K race?

How many miles are in 5,000 meters or a 5.0 K race?

How many miles are in 20 kilometers or a 20 K?

A marathon is 26 miles and 385 yards.   How long is the marathon in kilometers? 

How long is the marathon in meters?

How many kilometers are in 5 miles?

The circumference of the earth around the equator is 24,901.6 miles.  What is the circumference of the earth around the equator in kilometers?     What is the circumference in meters?

The speed limit is 35 miles per hour but the speedometer is in in kilometers per hour.   What number on the kilometer is equal to 35 miles per hour?

A car is going 120 kilometers per hour in a 65 mile per hour zone.  Is the car speeding?  How far above or below the speed limit is the car going?    


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