Here's
an approach that can increase your problem-solving skills,
even if
you're "math-challenged".

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.

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