Now that you have some experience converting between units, let's apply that skill in some real-world problems (okay, some of them are a bit concocted, but it's all about the learning)! We'll tackle word problems that deal with distance, weight, volume, time, and more! Common Core Standard: 5.MD.A.1
We're moving between units of weight in this word problem. Ever get in an elevator with a bunch people and wonder to yourself, "How many people can this elevator safely hold?" Yeah, us too. You can solve that problem now.