What is unit conversion?

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Unit conversion is when you convert a value that is measured in one set of units to another equivalent value in another set of units.

For example, the volume of a 12 oz drink can be converted to mL (knowing that 1 oz = 29.57 mL) as follows:

12 oz; 29.57 mL/oz = 355 mL

A somewhat more complex example is to convert the speed of a car going 55 mph to metric units (m/s):

#55 (mi)/(hr)# * #(1609.3 m)/(mi)# * #(1 hr)/(3600 s) = 24.5 m/s#