Convert Units (Word Problems) Worksheet

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Conversion of units is a multi-step process that involves division and multiplication by a factor. We need to convert units because there are numerous ways to measure an object. For example, distance can be measured in kilometers, miles, etc. Similarly, weight can be measured in pounds as well as in kilograms. There are various units of conversion that are used to measure various parameters. Word problems related to conversion are important as they provide students with real-life scenarios where conversion of units can be of great help.


Grade 6
Ratios And Rates

Teaching to Solve Convert Units Word Problems Easily


Follow the steps given below to teach your students to convert unit word problems easily.

  • Step 1: Identify the unit in the word problem that you are provided with.
  • Step 2: Identify the unit that you want to convert to.
  • Step 3: Apply appropriate conversion factors and perform math calculations and evaluate your result.


Let us take an example to understand how to convert unit word problems easily.


Example: A weightlifter can lift 500 lbs. How much is that into kilograms?


2.2 lbs = 1kg

Thus, 500 lbs = (1/2.2) * 500 = 227.27 kgs 


Why Should You Solve Convert Units Word Problems Worksheet for Your Students?


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