How to: Conversions using the factor-label method (Wikipedia)

Posted on August 26, 2010 by


Brief instructions and example showing how to convert between units (say, from mi to m) using conversion ratios.

Converting from one dimensional unit to another is often somewhat complex and being able to perform such conversions is an important skill to acquire. The factor-label method, also known as the unit-factor method or dimensional analysis, is a widely used approach for performing such conversions



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