## MissMathmatics 4 years ago I need help converting units.. 5 lit; qt

1. elizbaker45

5.283. For every quart the is .946 liters.

2. amistre64

.5 liters x quarts ------- * ------- 1 1 liter i got no idea how many quarts in a liter tho; id have to google it

3. MissMathmatics

I'm confused on how to convert in general.

4. MissMathmatics

I've seen all the tables but they're not doing much for me

5. amistre64

if you can find a ratio of what your looking to convert from and to, its just a matter of multipling by the ration

6. amistre64

.5 liters x quarts ------- * ------- 1 1 liter .5 liters 1.057 quarts ------- * ----------- 1 1 liter the liter and liter cancel; and your left with just: .5 * 1.057 quarts

7. amistre64

the calculator says that equals .5285 quarts then which is good since they are about the same to begin with

8. MissMathmatics

so my book say 2 pt. = 1 quart so would I plug in 2 there ?

9. amistre64

the ration itself is a form of a value of "1"

10. amistre64

pts arent liters or quarts so it doesnt help us get to an end goal

11. amistre64

what is the conversion of 5 eggs in seashells? if the conversion rate is 3 eggs = 20 seashells we get: 5 eggs 20 seashells ------ * ----------- 1 3 eggs which the "eggs" cancel and we are left with 5*20/3 seashells for a conversion

12. MissMathmatics

which would be 33.3 seashells ?

13. amistre64

yep

14. MissMathmatics

Oh I get it ! Thank youu !!

15. amistre64

once you got a ratio for conversion; make sure the bottom cancels out the top :)

16. MissMathmatics

Kay (:

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