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>>All right, this video is for
US to metric and vice-versa, so if you’re going to do
conversions from metric units to American units, or
American units to metric units, this is the video for you. So this is a table, we
have — we have distance, we have weight, we have
volume, we have more distance, we have more weight,
and we have more volume. Basically I’ve given you both
conversions; we have American to metric or metric to American. Now, the way you can
find these is just by doing a little
reverse division. Watch. If you take 1
and divide it by 2.54, that’s our first one right here,
hit Enter, you notice you get that right over here: 0.3937. All I did was divide them. So if you have this table, you can make this table
just by doing division. Okay, now onto the good stuff. If you want to convert yards
to meters, you do it just like we did the American units. So if you have not done that
video, give that one a shot, because this one’s going
to be a lot more brief — much more brief. Basically you want to get rid
of yards, so you put yards down here; and you want meters,
so you put meters on top. Remember, it’s just
the m for meters. So we go to yards to meters,
that’s our conversion. So we put one down
here, 0.9144 here; this way we cancel
off our yards. And then we multiply, which
gives us 91.44 meters. And that’s it. That’s all you have to do. Just like we did American units
is how we do American to metric. So give them a shot. I’ve got six problems
for you to try here. Try them now. Hit Pause. Alright, and those are what
you should have gotten. Now, the ones that are
a little different — this is something I
figured you’d want to know. These are applications. So if you have 60 miles
— and this is per hour. that’s what 60 miles
per hour means. MPH: miles per one hour. We want to convert to
kilometers per hour. So we want the hours, but
we need to convert the… miles into kilometers. So we put miles down
here, kilometers up here, and what is the conversion
from miles to kilometers? One mile is 1.6093, so one
mile is 1.6093 kilometers. Now, if we multiply
that 60 times 1.6093, we get 96.6 kilometers per hour. So the miles cancel, and that
leaves you with km over h. So kph: kilometers per hour. So try it now for the
reverse, let’s say you’re in a foreign country and you
have kilometers per hour, and you need to convert
it to miles. How would that look? Exactly. Same ratio, but
this time, we divide. So 100 divided by
1.6093, and there you go. 94. Let’s try that again,
100 divided by 1.6093… there we go, that sounds
better; 62 miles per hour. And then, now you
know how to convert… from metric to something else. So if you want to go from miles to kilometers you just
multiply it by 1.6; you now have kilometers
per hour. If you car said kph
and you want to find out what the miles per
hour is, you divide by 1.6, it’ll tell you what a good
approximation of the speed is. That’s it. Thank you.

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