# Unit conversion, is this correct?

• Jul 24th 2009, 08:17 AM
allyourbass2212
Unit conversion, is this correct?
Help me understand if I am doing it correctly, if not please make corrections but still use the fraction model below to solve the answer.

(hypothetical examples I created myself)

Convert 16,255 inches to meters:

$\displaystyle 16,255 inches * \frac{1 meter}{39.4 inches}$

Convert 2.5 miles to centimeters:

$\displaystyle 2.5miles * \frac{5280 ft}{1 miles} * \frac{12 inch}{1 ft} * \frac{2.54 cm}{1 inch}$

many thanks
• Jul 24th 2009, 08:25 AM
VonNemo19
Indubidubly! But it may help if you move that decimal over a couple (two) places to the right.
• Jul 24th 2009, 08:29 AM
masters
Quote:

Originally Posted by allyourbass2212
Help me understand if I am doing it correctly, if not please make corrections but still use the fraction model below to solve the answer.

(hypothetical examples I created myself)

Convert 16,255 inches to meters:

$\displaystyle 16,255 \ \ in * \frac{1 \ \ m}{{\color{red}39.37}\ \ in}$

Convert 2.5 miles to centimeters:

$\displaystyle 2.5 \ \ mi * \frac{5280 \ \ ft}{1 \ \ mi} * \frac{12 \ \ in}{1 \ \ ft} * \frac{2.54 \ \ cm}{1 \ \ in}$

many thanks

Hi allyourbass2212,

One correction.
• Jul 24th 2009, 08:30 AM
songoku
Quote:

Originally Posted by allyourbass2212
$\displaystyle 16,255 inches * \frac{1 meter}{.394 inches}$
many thanks

i think it's typo
should be 39.4 ?
• Jul 24th 2009, 08:44 AM
allyourbass2212
Yes that was a typo, thanks everyone!