

Conversion Factor Practice Convert the following to meters and SHOW ALL WORK and CONVERSION FACTORS:
Convert the following to grams and show all work and conversion factors:
To convert one metric measurement to another, use “conversion factors.” Conversion factors allow you to change one unit to another by multiplying by “1”. Multiplying by a conversion factor does not change the value of the measurement. Here are some examples of conversion factors: 1
liter (1 liter is equal to 1000 milliliters)
60 minutes (60 min. equals 1 hr.) Both the numerator and denominator represent the same value, so multiplying by a conversion factor is actually multiplying by “1.” Here is a sample problem: The small intestine is 6 meters long while the large intestine is 120 centimeters long. Which is the longest (in meters)? Step 1: To solve this problem you must figure out what is given and what is desired. Given: 120 centimeters is the length of the large intestine Desired: meters Step 2: Find the relationship between the units and consider the possible conversion factors.
100 centimeters
OR 1 meter Step 3: Choose the conversion factor whose numerator has the same units as your desired value.
1 meter
(We want our answers in meters) Step 4: Multiply your given value by the conversion factor. Cancel like terms.
120 centimeters X 1
meter = 1.2 meters is the length of the large
intestine Step 5: Answer the question…the small intestine is the longest at 6 meters! 
