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 METRIC – IMPERIAL APPROXIMATE CONVERSIONS 1 kg ≈ 2 ¼lbs 1 m ≈ 1 yard +(10%) 1 litre ≈ 1 ¾ pints 1 inch ≈ 2.5 cm 1 gallon ≈ 4.5 litres 1 foot ≈ 30 cm 1 metric tonne ≈ 1 imperial ton 1 mile ≈ 1.6 km
1) Fill in the gaps in the following table:

 IMPERIAL TO METRIC 1 inch(in)≈           dm 1 foot(ft)≈           dm 1 yard(yd)≈          dm 3 yards(yd)≈          dam 1 mile(mi)≈           m 5 inches(in)≈           mm 5 feet(ft)≈          dm 3 ton≈           kg 2 gallons(gal)≈          l 6 pounds(lb)≈          kg 5 pints(pt)≈           l 12 miles(mi)≈           km 17 pints(pt)≈          dm³ 24 inches(in)≈           cm
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2) Fill in the gaps in the following table:

 METRIC TO IMPERIAL 1O cm≈           in 15 dm≈           ft 18 m≈          yd 5 dam≈          yd 12 km≈           mi 55 mm≈           in 5 t≈          lb 35 kg≈          lb 24 l≈          gal 6 l≈          pt 2 m≈           ft 540 m≈           mi 350 cm³≈          pt 2 km≈           yd

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3) Ken buys 12 gallons of petrol, how many litres is that? How much does he pay if 1 litre of petrol costs 1.15 €?

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4) At the supermarket I bought 1 lb of bananas, 1.1 lb of tomatoes, 1.5 lb of apples and 2.2lb of potatoes. How many kilos did I buy?

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5) Katy drives for 4 hours at 64 miles per hour. How far does she go (in kilometres)?

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6) Linda drank yesterday: 1.5 pints of water, 1 pint of orange juice and 0.5 pints of tea. How many litres did she drink?

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7) A gorilla weighs 400 lbs and stands 5 ft tall. Give an estimate of the gorilla's weight and height in metric system.

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8) Ron is decorating the park for a party. The park is rectangular shape of 39ft 3in by 37ft 9in. Find the length (in metres) of the string he needs to border the park.

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9) A baker needs 68 kg of flour this month. He has a stock of one 90 lb bag and another 30 lb bag. Does he need to buy more? If yes, how much?

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10) Anne travels 25 feet per second on her bicycle. How many kilometres per hour does she travel?

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