an approach that can increase your problem-solving skills,
This method can guide you through problems where you are converting from one unit to another. It has helped many students!
1. Study the problem. Write the known quantity with its units
if unsure, choose a starting point that resembles the unknown.
2. Multiply it by a fraction (the conversion factor)
must be equal to one
allows you to cancel unwanted units, and brings in new units if possible
3. May have to repeat step 2 until all units cancel except the ones you need for the unknown
4. Cancel the
units, do the calculations. Present the final answer
with its units.