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From: M. Benfield

To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2001102304:00:42
Subject: metric conversions

I have my stidents set up their measurements in proportion form always going through the basic unit. Example: 8.32 Kilometers = ____meters Kilometers 1 8.32 _____ = ______ Meters 1000 X X = 8.32 (1000) X = 8320 meters By the way - Kilo means 1000 and 7.89 meters = ________kilometers kilometers 1 X ____ = _____ meters 1000 7.89 7.89 = 1000 X 7.89 / 1000 = X .00789 kilometers = X

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