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									                                   Conversions
Most professors expect you to memorize these metric to metric conversions for
Chemistry 100A (some may require more, especially in Chemistry 101)

Kilo    (k)    103     1)     To set up the conversion correctly put the 1 with the units
Deci    (d)    10-1           that have the prefix and the exponent with the base unit.
Centi   (c)    10-2
Milli   (m)    10-3    2)     In one step convert base to prefix or prefix to base, never
Micro   (μ)    10-6           prefix to prefix. If you need to convert prefix to prefix, use
Nano    (n)    10-9           a combination of prefix to base, base to prefix steps.

Don Newlin’s Magic 5: His students are required to memorize these:

1.057 qt = 1 L
1 in = 2.540 cm
0.6214 mi = 1 km              When using these conversions place the number with the
1 lb = 453.6 g                units as shown in the equalities.
39.37 in = 1 m
                                             1.057 qt       1 qt
                              For example,            NOT
                                                1L        1.057 L

None of the Germantown professors expect you to memorize English to English
conversions but here they are so that you can use them in the homework problems.

4 qt = 1 gal
2 pints = 1 qt
2 cups = 1 pint
8 fl. oz = 1 cup
16 oz (weight not fluid) = 1 lb
2000 lb = 1 ton
12 in = 1 ft
3 ft = 1 yd
5280 ft = 1 mi

								
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