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A typical dove weighs 345 grams. A typical duck weighs 1.2 kilograms. What is the difference, in grams, of the weights of a duck and a dove?
855 grams
Concetta had a 2-kilogram bag of flour. She used 180 grams of flour to make biscotti. How many kilograms of flour are left in the bag?
Harry mailed 5 packages that weighed 420 grams each. What was the total weight of the packages in kilograms?
2.1 kilograms
One glass of orange juice provides 560 milligrams of potassium. Linda drinks one glass of orange juice every morning. How many grams of potassium does Linda get from her orange juice in 30 days?
Jonas drinks 200 milliliters of water 8 times a day. How many liters of water does Jonas drink in a day?
1.6 liters
One serving of whole grain sandwich bread provides 6 grams of protein. How many milligrams of protein are provided by 7 servings of whole grain sandwich bread?
Convert Between the U.S. and the Metric Systems of Measurement
In the following exercises, make the unit conversions. Round to the nearest tenth.
Bill is 75 inches tall. Convert his height to centimeters.
190.5 centimeters
Frankie is 42 inches tall. Convert his height to centimeters.
Marcus passed a football 24 yards. Convert the pass length to meters
21.9 meters
Connie bought 9 yards of fabric to make drapes. Convert the fabric length to meters.
Each American throws out an average of 1,650 pounds of garbage per year. Convert this weight to kilograms.
742.5 kilograms
An average American will throw away 90,000 pounds of trash over his or her lifetime. Convert this weight to kilograms.
A 5K run is 5 kilometers long. Convert this length to miles.
3.1 miles
Kathryn is 1.6 meters tall. Convert her height to feet.
Dawn’s suitcase weighed 20 kilograms. Convert the weight to pounds.
44 pounds
Jackson’s backpack weighed 15 kilograms. Convert the weight to pounds.
Ozzie put 14 gallons of gas in his truck. Convert the volume to liters.
53.2 liters
Bernard bought 8 gallons of paint. Convert the volume to liters.
Convert between Fahrenheit and Celsius Temperatures
In the following exercises, convert the Fahrenheit temperatures to degrees Celsius. Round to the nearest tenth.
$77\text{\xb0}$ Fahrenheit
$14\text{\xb0}$ Fahrenheit
$4\text{\xb0}$ Fahrenheit
$0\text{\xb0}$ Fahrenheit
$\text{\u2212}17.8\text{\xb0}\text{C}$
$120\text{\xb0}$ Fahrenheit
In the following exercises, convert the Celsius temperatures to degrees Fahrenheit. Round to the nearest tenth.
$25\text{\xb0}$ Celsius
$\text{\u2212}10\text{\xb0}$ Celsius
$14\text{\xb0}\text{F}$
$\text{\u2212}15\text{\xb0}$ Celsius
$8\text{\xb0}$ Celsius
$16\text{\xb0}$ Celsius
Nutrition Julian drinks one can of soda every day. Each can of soda contains 40 grams of sugar. How many kilograms of sugar does Julian get from soda in 1 year?
14.6 kilograms
Reflectors The reflectors in each lane-marking stripe on a highway are spaced 16 yards apart. How many reflectors are needed for a one mile long lane-marking stripe?
Some people think that $65\text{\xb0}\phantom{\rule{0.2em}{0ex}}\text{to}\phantom{\rule{0.2em}{0ex}}75\text{\xb0}$ Fahrenheit is the ideal temperature range.
Answers may vary.
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