# Unit word problems

6 videos

2 skills

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

### Time word problem: How long is Susan's break?

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3:38 minutes

We're looking for the difference in time in this unit conversion word problem. We'll use a timeline to make it a little easier. Follow along.

### Units of measurement word problem: volume (metric)

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4:05 minutes

Great word problem that get us thinking about volume. We'll need to express the answer in two different units of measurement.

### Converting units word problems (metric)

PRACTICE PROBLEMS

Solve word problems that involve converting between metric measures of distance, volume, and mass, as well as measures of time.

### Unit measurement word problem: distance (US customary)

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4:14 minutes

We're applying what we've learned about converting units of measure in this word problem. We're also using arithmetic calculations. Let's give it a try!

### Unit measurement word problem: volume (US customary)

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3:29 minutes

Pints or gallons? Gallons or quarts? Confused? You won't be for long. This unit measurement word problem gets us thinking about moving between these units of volume.

### Unit measurement word problem: weight (US customary)

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7:08 minutes

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.

### Multiple units word problem: Running laps (example)

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8:04 minutes

Sal solves a word problem where he finds the number of necessary running laps given the length of a lap and the desired running distance.

### Converting units word problems (US customary)

PRACTICE PROBLEMS

Solve word problems that involve converting between US customary measures of distance, volume, and mass.