How Do You Use Dimensional Analysis to Convert Units on One Part of a Rate?

How Do You Use Dimensional Analysis to Convert Units on One Part of a Rate?

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Word problems are a great way to see math in action! In this tutorial, learn how to use the information given in a word problem to create a rate. Then, find and use a conversion factor to convert a unit in the rate. Take a look!

Keywords:

problem

word problem

rate

conversion factor

convert

measurement

change measurements

convert measurements

unit

relationship between measurements

one unit

Background Tutorials

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