– WE WANT TO CONVERT

THE FOLLOWING VOLUME OR CAPACITY MEASUREMENTS

BETWEEN AMERICAN OR STANDARD AND THE METRIC

MEASUREMENT SYSTEM. AND WE’LL DO THIS BY MULTIPLYING

BY UNIT FRACTIONS. SO TO CONVERT 15 LITERS

INTO GALLONS, WE’LL START BY WRITING 15 LITERS

IN FRACTION FORM. SO 15 LITERS/1,

AND NOW WE’LL GO TO OUR TABLE TO DETERMINE OUR UNIT FRACTION. WE WANT A CONVERSION

FROM LITERS TO GALLONS AND WE ACTUALLY HAVE

TWO CHOICES. WE HAVE THIS CONVERSION HERE

OR WE HAVE THIS CONVERSION HERE. IT DOESN’T MATTER

WHICH ONE WE USE, BUT WHAT DOES MATTER IS THAT WE

HAVE LITERS IN THE DENOMINATOR SO IT SIMPLIFIES OUT

WITH THE LITERS HERE AND WE HAVE GALLONS

IN THE NUMERATOR. SINCE I PREFER TO HAVE

A DENOMINATOR OF 1, I’M GOING TO USE

THIS CONVERSION HERE, WHERE 1 LITER IS EQUAL

TO APPROXIMATELY 0.2642 GALLONS. NOTICE HOW LITERS SIMPLIFY OUT, AND THIS PRODUCT WILL GIVE US

THE NUMBER OF GALLONS. SO WE HAVE 15 x .2642, AND OUR DIRECTIONS ASKED US TO ROUND TO THE NEAREST

HUNDREDTHS, SO THIS WILL BE APPROXIMATELY

3.96 GALLONS. IN OUR SECOND EXAMPLE, WE WANT TO CONVERT 0.5 QUARTS

OR 5/10 OF A QUART TO LITERS. SO WE’LL FOLLOW

THE SAME PROCESS, WRITE THIS IN FRACTION FORM, AND THEN WE’LL MULTIPLY IT

BY A UNIT FRACTION. AND, AGAIN, BY LOOKING AT

OUR TABLE WE HAVE TWO CHOICES; WE CAN USE THIS CONVERSION HERE

OR THIS CONVERSION HERE. BUT, AGAIN,

WHAT DOES MATTER IS WE HAVE QUARTS

IN THE DENOMINATOR AND LITERS IN THE NUMERATOR. AND, AGAIN, IF WE WANT

TO HAVE A DENOMINATOR OF 1, WE’LL HAVE TO USE THIS FIRST

CONVERSION HERE WHERE 1 QUART IS EQUAL

TO 0.9464 LITERS. WE’LL GO BACK TO THE CALCULATOR

ONE MORE TIME TO DETERMINE THIS PRODUCT.

.5 x .9464. SO ROUNDED TO THE NEAREST

HUNDREDTH, WE HAVE APPROXIMATELY

.47 LITERS.

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