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1,001 Basic Math and Pre-Algebra Practice Problems For Dummies by Mark Zegarelli

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Chapter 15

Weights and Measures

The two measurement systems used most frequently throughout the world are the English and metric systems. Both systems provide units for measuring length, volume, weight, time, and temperature. The English system is used most frequently in the United States; the metric system is used throughout the rest of the world.

The Problems You’ll Work On

In this chapter, use the formulas at the beginning of each section to answer the questions that follow. Most of these questions are practical problems that test your ability to convert from one type of unit to another.

check.png Changing units within the English system

check.png Making decimal conversions within the metric system

check.png Converting temperature between English and metric units

check.png Estimating conversions between English and metric units

What to Watch Out For

Here is some additional information about the English and metric systems of measurement:

check.png English units of length are inches, feet, yards, and miles; metric units are based ...

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