# Basic Arithmetic : Ratios and Rates

## Example Questions

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### Example Question #1 : Unit Multipliers

How many minutes are in a hours? minutes minutes minutes minutes 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 #1 : Ratios And Rates

If I want yards of fabric, how many inches will I have? inches inches inches inches 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 #1 : Ratios And Rates

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

Since there are 3 feet to a yard, multiply the number of yards by 3. ### Example Question #1 : Ratios And Rates

How many days are in hours?     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 #1 : Unit Multipliers

How many centimeters are in meters?     Explanation:

There are centimeters in meter. ### Example Question #2 : Unit Multipliers

How many inches are in yards?     Explanation:

First, convert yards to feet. Now, convert feet to inches. ### Example Question #3 : Unit Multipliers

How many hours are in minutes?     Explanation:

Because there are 60 minutes in an hour, divide 540 by 60. ### Example Question #4 : Unit Multipliers

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

To convert from feet to inches, multiply by 12. ### Example Question #2 : Unit Multipliers

How many minutes are there in days?     Explanation:

First, convert the number of days into number of hours. Next, convert the hours into minutes. ### Example Question #2 : Unit Multipliers

How many feet are in miles? feet feet feet feet feet 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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