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METRIC IMPERIAL APPROXIMATE CONVERSIONS
1 kg ≈ 2 ¼lbs
1 m ≈ 1 yard +(10%)
1 litre ≈ 1 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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