Would you rather go to a college with a high teacher-to-student ratio or a low one? What about the ratio of girls-to-boys? What is the ratio of eggs to butter in your favorite dessert?
Ratios show up EVERYWHERE in life. This tutorial introduces you to what they (and proportions) are and how to make good use of them!
Wait, I'm in Europe and my car only tells my distance traveled in kilometers! But I'm used to a units of distance devised by the Romans to measure the average length of 1000 paces of a soldier (the "mile")! How do I operate?
This tutorial is about the fundamental skill of unit conversion. Sal's cousin Nadia being a bit confused with this was actually the reason why he started tutoring her (which led to the creation of the Khan Academy).
You might be surprised to realize that only two countries in the world use feet, miles, or yards or a bunch of other "English System" conventions (the irony being that the English don't even use the "English System" any more). Everyone else, including the English, now use the metric system which is actually much more logical.
Learn about kilo and milli and centi and become a metric unit megastar!