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Lesson 2: Convert units of measure

# Same length in different units

The video dives into the concept of converting US customary units, specifically yards to inches. It emphasizes the importance of understanding the relationships between different units of measurement and demonstrates multiple methods for performing these conversions, including using improper fractions. Created by Sal Khan and Monterey Institute for Technology and Education.

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• Starting at , why does Sal have to go through all that trouble when he can just multiply 36 in. times 4 1\2 yards?
• You could do that, but you're doing several steps inside your head. Sal was just showing the rationale behind making that calculation and breaking it down into its individual steps.
• bro why do we have to watch this you just have to multiply
• We can watch it so then they can help us learn to do better.
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• this guy is god
• I don't understand why we have to learn how to use different units?Why can't we just learn to use one?
• because measurements absolutely MUST be complicated brother. who would've thought math would be even remotely easy? how crazy!! it starts out as "two plus two equals four haha :)" to "MEMORIZE EIGHT THOUSAND UNITS IN FOURTEEN AND A HALF NANOSECONDS OR I WILL EVISCERATE YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY WITH A CORNFLAKE." isn't that silly
• this is boring
• you are so rigth
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• how many inches are in 6 feet
• 72, as you know, 1 ft = 12 in. 12 times 5 = 50. So add 12 to 50 and boom, 72.
• I didn't understood that why he had added 24 after getting 120
• do i have to add a comma when it is in the thousands
• yes you do have to add a comma
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• How do you convert 51/2 (five whole number n half) to inches