"Samantha earns $22 per hour, how much does she earn per minute in cents?"

1) What conversion factors would you use?

2) What is the answer?

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- Dec 4th 2011, 11:53 AMingyaningyaAlgebra 1 conversion word problem
"Samantha earns $22 per hour, how much does she earn per minute in cents?"

1) What conversion factors would you use?

2) What is the answer? - Dec 4th 2011, 11:56 AMskeeterRe: Algebra 1 conversion word problem
- Dec 5th 2011, 01:22 PMHallsofIvyRe: Algebra 1 conversion word problem
Notice that the fractions are set up so that the

**units**cancel: there is "dollars" in the numerator of the first fraction and in the denominator of the third fraction-they "cancel". There is "hr" in the numerator of the second fraction and in the denominator of the first fraction- they "cancel". That leaves "cents" in the numerator and "min" in the denominator: "cents per minute".