Unit Conversion Example Problems


Unit conversion problems constitute the first week of nearly every science course. Measurement is a basic skill in science, but not all measurement methods are the same. People measure the same thing in different ways and use different units. To communicate between scientists, there has to be a method of converting between the different measurement units.

This is a collection of unit conversion example problems to help you learn the general method and mindset of converting units. Most of these include an example going the opposite direction (for example: cm to m and m to cm).

General Unit Conversion Example

This is the way I tackle conversions between units. It outlines how to use a conversion factor to step-by-step reach the desired end units. This method is specially useful for measurements with more than one conversion like kilometers/hour to meters/sec.

Length Unit Conversion Example Problems

Area Unit Conversion Example Problems

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Mass Unit Conversion Example Problems

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