# Measurement: Metric And Customary Quiz

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Converting metric and customary units to solve problems.

• 1.

### To solve the following problem what will you do?2 km  =   __________  m

• A.

Divide 2 by 1000

• B.

Multiply 2 by 100

• C.

Multiply 2 by 1000

• D.

Divide 2 by 100

C. Multiply 2 by 1000
Explanation
To convert kilometers to meters, you need to multiply the number of kilometers by 1000. Since 2 km is given, multiplying it by 1000 will give you the equivalent distance in meters. Therefore, the correct answer is to multiply 2 by 1000.

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• 2.

### To solve the following problem what will you do?300 seconds =   ____________ minutes

• A.

Divide by 100

• B.

Divide by 60

• C.

Multiply by 60

• D.

Multiply by 100

B. Divide by 60
Explanation
To convert seconds to minutes, you need to divide the given value by 60. This is because there are 60 seconds in a minute.

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• 3.

### To solve the following problem what will you do?542 centimeters  =   ______________ meters

• A.

Divide by 100

• B.

Multiply by 100

• C.

Divide by 1000

• D.

Multiply by 1000

A. Divide by 100
Explanation
To convert centimeters to meters, you need to divide the given value by 100. This is because there are 100 centimeters in 1 meter. Therefore, by dividing 542 centimeters by 100, you will get the equivalent value in meters.

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• 4.

### To solve the following problem what will you do?17 feet =   ______________ yards

• A.

Multiply by 12

• B.

Divide by 12

• C.

Divide by 3

• D.

Multiply by 3

C. Divide by 3
Explanation
To convert feet to yards, you need to divide the given value by 3. Since there are 3 feet in a yard, dividing 17 feet by 3 will give you the equivalent value in yards.

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• 5.

### To solve the following problem what will you do?15 weeks  =   ____________   days

• A.

Multiply by 5

• B.

Multiply by 7

• C.

Divide by 7

• D.

Multiply by 10

B. Multiply by 7
Explanation
To solve the problem of converting 15 weeks into days, you would multiply it by 7. This is because there are 7 days in a week, so by multiplying 15 by 7, you would get the total number of days.

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• 6.

### To solve the following problem what will you do?534.2 millimeters =   ___________ meters

• A.

Multiply by 100

• B.

Divide by 100,000

• C.

Multiply by 1000

• D.

Divide by 1000

D. Divide by 1000
Explanation
To convert millimeters to meters, you need to divide the given value by 1000. This is because there are 1000 millimeters in one meter.

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• 7.

### To solve the following problem what will you do?1460  days =   ____________ years

• A.

Divide by 365

• B.

Divide by 100

• C.

Multiply by 365

• D.

Divide by 12

A. Divide by 365
Explanation
To solve the problem of converting 1460 days to years, dividing by 365 is the correct approach. Since there are 365 days in a year, dividing the given number of days by 365 will give us the equivalent number of years.

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• 8.

### To solve the following problem what will you do?14 miles =  ______________ yards

• A.

Multiply by 5280

• B.

Multiply by 1760

• C.

Divide by 1760

• D.

Multiply by 100

B. Multiply by 1760
Explanation
To convert miles to yards, you need to multiply the distance in miles by the conversion factor of 1760. This is because there are 1760 yards in one mile. Multiplying the given distance of 14 miles by 1760 will give you the equivalent distance in yards.

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• 9.

### To solve the following problem what is the first step?Put in order least to greatest:    1.5 yards             4 feet 3 inches              57 inches

• A.

Change all units into yards

• B.

Change all units into inches

• C.

Change all units into feet

B. Change all units into inches
Explanation
The first step to solve the problem is to change all units into the same unit of measurement. In this case, since the given measurements are in yards, feet, and inches, the first step is to convert all units into inches so that they can be easily compared and ordered from least to greatest.

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• 10.

### To solve the following problem what is the first step? Put in order least to greatest:2832  yards                          7821 feet                     1.2 miles

• A.

Change all units into miles

• B.

• C.

Change them all into yards

• D.

Change them all into feet

D. Change them all into feet
Explanation
The first step to solve the problem is to change all the given units (yards and miles) into feet. This is because in order to put them in order from least to greatest, we need to have a common unit of measurement. By converting them all into feet, we can easily compare the values and arrange them accordingly.

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• 11.

### To solve the following problem what is the first step? Put in order least to greatest: 77 ounces              6 cups                  4.5 pints            2.1 quarts

• A.

Change them all into quarts

• B.

Change them all into cups

• C.

Change them all into ounces

• D.

Change them all into pints

C. Change them all into ounces
Explanation
To solve the problem, the first step is to change all the given measurements into the same unit of measurement. In this case, the correct answer is to change them all into ounces. This ensures that the measurements can be easily compared and put in order from least to greatest.

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• 12.

### When trying to solve measurement problems where you convert from one unit to another the first step is to label which is the larger unit and which is the smaller unit.Next step is to remember the rule:large to small----- multiplysmall to large ------ divideYou multiply or divide by the number of small unit in the large unit.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
The explanation for the given correct answer is that when solving measurement problems and converting from one unit to another, it is important to label which unit is larger and which is smaller. The next step is to remember the rule that when converting from a larger unit to a smaller unit, you multiply, and when converting from a smaller unit to a larger unit, you divide. Finally, you multiply or divide by the number of small units in the large unit. Therefore, the statement is true.

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• 13.

### It is important to use the reference sheet given to you when solving measurement problems to check for specific formulas and customary and metric conversions.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
Using a reference sheet when solving measurement problems is important because it allows you to check for specific formulas and conversions between customary and metric units. This helps ensure that your calculations are accurate and that you are using the appropriate units for the problem at hand. By referring to the reference sheet, you can avoid making mistakes and obtain the correct answers. Therefore, the statement "It is important to use the reference sheet given to you when solving measurement problems to check for specific formulas and customary and metric conversions" is true.

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• 14.

### 7.5  tons = _____________ pounds

• A.

7,500

• B.

75,000

• C.

15,000

• D.

14,000

C. 15,000
Explanation
To convert tons to pounds, we multiply the number of tons by 2,000 (since there are 2,000 pounds in a ton). Therefore, 7.5 tons is equal to 7.5 x 2,000 = 15,000 pounds.

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• 15.

### 3.75 ( or 3  3/4 years) =  _____________ months

• A.

45

• B.

37.5

• C.

42

• D.

36

A. 45
Explanation
3.75 years can be written as 3 whole years plus 3/4 of a year. To convert the fraction of a year to months, we multiply it by 12 since there are 12 months in a year. Therefore, 3/4 of a year is equal to 9 months. Adding this to the 36 months from the 3 whole years gives us a total of 45 months.

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