Basic Arithmetic : Unit Multipliers

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for Basic Arithmetic

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Unit Multipliers

How many minutes are in a  hours?

Possible Answers:

 minutes

 minutes

 minutes

 minutes

Correct answer:

 minutes

Explanation:

Knowing that there are 60 minutes in an hour, multiply that amount by the total number of hours (3.5):

 minutes

Example Question #2 : Unit Multipliers

If I want  yards of fabric, how many inches will I have?

Possible Answers:

 inches

 inches

 inches

 inches

Correct answer:

 inches

Explanation:

1. Find out how many feet you have:

Knowing that there are 3 feet in a yard, you have 3 x 4 yards = 12 feet of fabric.

2. Find out how many inches you have:

Knowing that there are 12 inches in a foot, you have 12 x 12 inches=144 inches of fabric.

Example Question #3 : Unit Multipliers

A football player ran  yards with the football before he was tackled. How many feet did he run?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Since there are 3 feet to a yard, multiply the number of yards by 3.

Example Question #4 : Unit Multipliers

How many days are in  hours?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

There are 24 hours in a day. To find out how many days are in 432 hours, divide that value by 24, the total number of hours in a day.

Example Question #5 : Unit Multipliers

How many centimeters are in  meters?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

There are  centimeters in  meter.

Example Question #51 : Basic Arithmetic

How many inches are in  yards?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

First, convert yards to feet.

Now, convert feet to inches.

Example Question #52 : Basic Arithmetic

How many hours are in  minutes?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Because there are 60 minutes in an hour, divide 540 by 60.

Example Question #6 : Unit Multipliers

Lucy measured that she needs  feet of wood to build her new bed. How many inches of wood should she buy?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To convert from feet to inches, multiply by 12.

Example Question #54 : Basic Arithmetic

How many minutes are there in  days?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

First, convert the number of days into number of hours.

Next, convert the hours into minutes.

Example Question #55 : Basic Arithmetic

How many feet are in  miles?

Possible Answers:

 feet

 feet

 feet

 feet

 feet

Correct answer:

 feet

Explanation:

When doing unit conversions, it's essential to know how many of the one unit equals how many of the other. In this case, we need to know that  feet  mile. Therefore,  miles equals:

 

Our final answer is therefore  feet.

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