Worksheet: Converting between Customary and Metric Units of Length

In this worksheet, we will practice converting units of length between the customary and metric systems.

Q1:

Determine, to the nearest tenth, the number of kilometres in 5‎ ‎285 yd.

  • A 48.3 km
  • B 8‎ ‎505.2 km
  • C 4‎ ‎832.6 km
  • D 4.8 km
  • E 1.3 km

Q2:

Determine, to the nearest tenth, the number of meters in 15 ft.

Q3:

Convert 49.82 inches to centimeters, rounding the answer to the nearest hundredth.

Q4:

Is 4.99 metric tons equal to 4,990,000 g?

  • Ayes
  • Bno

Q5:

If 1 = 3 5 5 r o d c e n t i m e t e r s , which is longer; a meter or a kassabah?

  • AA kassabah
  • BA meter

Q6:

If a yard is about 90 centimetres, which is longer: a yard or a metre?

  • Athe metre
  • Bthe yard

Q7:

The price of one gram of silver is 1 1 p o u n d s . How much is 8 kg of silver?

Q8:

How many 100 cm3 bottles are needed to hold 9 litres of liquid?

Q9:

Write the answer in tonnes:

Q10:

Which is greater, 23 miles or 89 kilometres?

  • A 89 kilometres
  • B 23 miles

Q11:

Determine, to the nearest hundredth, how many feet there are in 81.43 cm.

Q12:

How many inches are there in 93.55 cm? Round the answer to the nearest hundredth.

Q13:

Determine, to the nearest tenth, the number of feet in 1.303 m.

Q14:

Determine, to the nearest tenth, the number of meters in 15 inches.

Q15:

Determine, to the nearest hundredth, the number of yards in 70.14 km.

Q16:

Samar can cover 14.1 kilometres by her bike in an hour. Find, to the nearest tenth, how many miles per hour that is.

  • A 5.6 mph
  • B 22.7 mph
  • C 15.5 mph
  • D 8.8 mph
  • E 47.0 mph

Q17:

The speed of light is approximately 1 8 6 0 0 0 miles per second. Convert this value to kilometers per second giving your answer accurate to three significant figures.

  • A 5 5 8 0 0 km/s
  • B 1 6 9 0 0 0 km/s
  • C 4 7 2 0 0 0 km/s
  • D 2 9 9 0 0 0 km/s
  • E 7 0 5 0 0 0 km/s

Q18:

If 1 cubit is about 50 centimeters and 1 rod = 355 centimeters, about how many cubits are in a kassabah?

Q19:

Determine, to the nearest tenth, the number of meters in 45 fur.

Q20:

Given that 1 cubit is about 52 cm, estimate the number of centimetres in 3 cubits.

  • A150
  • B50

Q21:

Given that 1 cubit is about 52 cm, estimate the number of centimetres in 4 cubits.

  • A200
  • B250

Q22:

Determine, to the nearest tenth, the number of meters in 15 rods.

Q23:

Determine, to the nearest tenth, the number of kilometres in 3.34 mi.

  • A 3.0 km
  • B 8.5 km
  • C 12.7 km
  • D 5.4 km
  • E 1.0 km

Q24:

Determine, to the nearest tenth, the number of kilometres in 85 fur.

  • A 2‎ ‎137.4 km
  • B 136.8 km
  • C 9.7 km
  • D 17.1 km
  • E 27.0 km

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