If you run a mile in 6 minutes per mile,what is this time converted to kilometers per mile? This would be an example of a unit conversion. You may need to convert time,distance, volume, moles in chemistry, and many more type conversions.

This method that I will show you helps to take the confusion out of unit conversions by using colors and boxes in order to help organize the conversion.

Follow these easy steps, and then watch the video in order apply this method to unit conversions.

Place MILES (mi) in the numerator so you can cancel miles, and FEET (ft) has to go in the DENOMINATOR inside the yellow square.

The final answer will be 616 feet/minute

The video below works another unit conversion example problem using this easy method.

1 inch= 2.54 Centimeters

1 Foot= 30.48 Centimeters

1 Yard = 0.914 Meter

1 Mile = 1.609 Kilometers

1 Ounce = 28.350 Grams

1 Pound = 454 Grams

1 Fluid Ounce = 29.574 Milliliters

1 Quart = 0.946 Liters

1 Gallon = 3.785 Liters

Centimeters = 0.394 inch

Meter = 3.281 feet

Kilometers = 0.621 miles

Grams = 0.035 ounce

Kilograms = 2.205 pounds

Milliliters = 0.034 ounce

Liters = 1.057 quart

U. S. Customary Units

Length

1 foot = 12 inches

1 yard = 3 feet

1 mile = 5,280 feet

1 mile = 1,760 yards

1 pound = 16 ounces

1 ton = 2000 pounds

1 minute = 60 seconds

1 hour = 60 minutes

1 day = 24 hours

1 week = 7 days

1 year = 52 weeks

1 year =12 months

1 year = 365 days