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Lesson 3: Converting metric units word problems

# Measurement word problem: tea party

The video explores the concept of converting metric units within a real-world context. It emphasizes the importance of understanding and applying conversion factors, particularly between milliliters and liters, to solve multi-step problems. Created by Sal Khan.

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• Why do we need to know the metric system when we have US customary measurements?
• Here are some good reasons for learning the metric system.

1) The metric system is used almost throughout the whole world; the U.S. is one of the few exceptions.
2) Unit conversions are much easier to perform in the metric system than in the US customary system, because the metric system is based on powers of 10.
3) You will frequently encounter metric units if you take science classes such as chemistry and physics.
• can i get 10 votes plz
• This is not a question but who drink 6 pichers of tea
• is area height plus width times length ( h+w ) x l
• no it is A= L * W
• can someone help me understand the metric system, I don't get it and I'm struggling with the questions.
• The metric system is just another way of measuring. Here in the U.S., we use the U.S. Customary system. The metric system is used everywhere else in the world. Understanding the metric system is not that hard once you understand the unit conversions. Do not worry, you will get the hang of it.
• how many milliliters in a liter? I forget.
• There are 1,000 milliliters in a liter.
In other words, a milliliter is one-thousandth of a liter.
• i'm still a little confused. can someone help explain it more?
• there are 1,000 milaleters in a leter
(1 vote)
• The area of a panel is 0.8 square meter. If the width of the panel is 1.6 meters, what is the length of the panel?
• how do you convert millimeters smaller than a thousand millimeters into liters