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Laura gave birth to triplets weighing 3 pounds 3 ounces, 3 pounds 3 ounces, and 2 pounds 9 ounces. What was the total birth weight of the three babies?

9 lbs . 8 oz

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Stan cut two pieces of crown molding for his family room that were 8 feet 7 inches and 12 feet 11 inches. What was the total length of the molding?

21 ft. 6 in.

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Anthony bought four planks of wood that were each 6 feet 4 inches long. What is the total length of the wood he purchased?

Solution

We will multiply the length of one plank to find the total length.

Multiply the inches and then the feet. .
Convert the 16 inches to feet.
Add the feet.
.
Anthony bought 25 feet and 4 inches of wood.

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Henri wants to triple his spaghetti sauce recipe that uses 1 pound 8 ounces of ground turkey. How many pounds of ground turkey will he need?

4 lbs. 8 oz.

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Joellen wants to double a solution of 5 gallons 3 quarts. How many gallons of solution will she have in all?

11 gallons 2 qt.

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Make unit conversions in the metric system

In the metric system , units are related by powers of 10. The roots words of their names reflect this relation. For example, the basic unit for measuring length is a meter. One kilometer is 1,000 meters; the prefix kilo means thousand . One centimeter is 1 100 of a meter, just like one cent is 1 100 of one dollar.

The equivalencies of measurements in the metric system are shown in [link] . The common abbreviations for each measurement are given in parentheses.

Metric System of Measurement
Length Mass Capacity
1 kilometer (km) = 1,000 m

1 hectometer (hm) = 100 m

1 dekameter (dam) = 10 m

1 meter (m) = 1 m

1 decimeter (dm) = 0.1 m

1 centimeter (cm) = 0.01 m

1 millimeter (mm) = 0.001 m
1 kilogram (kg) = 1,000 g

1 hectogram (hg) = 100 g

1 dekagram (dag) = 10 g

1 gram (g) = 1 g

1 decigram (dg) = 0.1 g

1 centigram (cg) = 0.01 g

1 milligram (mg) = 0.001 g
1 kiloliter (kL) = 1,000 L

1 hectoliter (hL) = 100 L

1 dekaliter (daL) = 10 L

1 liter (L) = 1 L

1 deciliter (dL) = 0.1 L

1 centiliter (cL) = 0.01 L

1 milliliter (mL) = 0.001 L
1 meter = 100 centimeters

1 meter = 1,000 millimeters
1 gram = 100 centigrams

1 gram = 1,000 milligrams
1 liter = 100 centiliters

1 liter = 1,000 milliliters

To make conversions in the metric system, we will use the same technique we did in the US system. Using the identity property of multiplication, we will multiply by a conversion factor of one to get to the correct units.

Have you ever run a 5K or 10K race? The length of those races are measured in kilometers. The metric system is commonly used in the United States when talking about the length of a race.

Nick ran a 10K race. How many meters did he run?

Solution

We will convert kilometers to meters using the identity property of multiplication.

10 kilometers
Multiply the measurement to be converted by 1. .
Write 1 as a fraction relating kilometers and meters. .
Simplify. .
Multiply. 10,000 meters
Nick ran 10,000 meters.

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Sandy completed her first 5K race! How many meters did she run?

5,000 meters

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Herman bought a rug 2.5 meters in length. How many centimeters is the length?

250 centimeters

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Eleanor’s newborn baby weighed 3,200 grams. How many kilograms did the baby weigh?

Solution

We will convert grams into kilograms.

.
Multiply the measurement to be converted by 1. .
Write 1 as a function relating kilograms and grams. .
Simplify. .
Multiply. 3,200 kilograms 1,000
Divide. 3.2 kilograms
The baby weighed 3.2 kilograms.

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Questions & Answers

john is 5years older than wanjiru.the sum of their years is27years.what is the age of each
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46
mustee
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john is 16. wanjiru is 11.
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Cindy and Richard leave their dorm in Charleston at the same time. Cindy rides her bicycle north at a speed of 18 miles per hour. Richard rides his bicycle south at a speed of 14 miles per hour. How long will it take them to be 96 miles apart?
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How to convert grams to pounds?
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15x
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(x - 2)(x -1)=0 so equation is x^2-x+2=0
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(×+1)(×-4) = x^2-3×-4
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Please help me solve this 10x+14=-2x+38
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12x = 24 x=2
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Kim is making eight gallons of punch from fruit juice and soda. The fruit juice costs $6.04 per gallon and the soda costs $4.28 per gallon. How much fruit juice and how much soda should she use so that the punch costs $5.71 per gallon?
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4x-7y=8 2x-7y=1 what is the answer?
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