# How do you convert between units?

##### 1 Answer

Dec 11, 2014

I recommend that my students use a technique called dimensional analysis which is basically like multiplying fractions.

To use this you need to identify conversion factors. Some examples of conversion factors are:

1 hour = 60 min

1m = 100cm

1km = 1000m

Here is a video of some easy conversion problems using these conversion factors solved using dimensional analysis:

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Here is a video with some more challenging examples:

Hope this helps!