ANSWERS: (1) 12

(2) 4

(3) square

linear

LINEAR CONVERSION

In military operations you will work with many different units of measurement.

You will use feet, yards, gallons, barrels, and many other types of measure. If

you are assigned to a unit outside the United States, chances are that you will be

using the metric system, which measures linear distance in meters and kilometers,

and volume in liters and cubic centimeters.

You will not work with the metric system in this course, but you should be aware

of it; and, if required, you should be able to work with it.

When you must change from one unit of measure to another; for example, 10 feet

to inches, you should look at a conversion table. Here is just a portion of the

complete conversion table, which is found on page 50. You should use the

conversion table for a reference.

Given

To Find

Multiply By

Divide By

(a) Inches

Feet

12

(b) Inches

Yards

36

(c) Feet

Inches

12

(d) Feet

Yards

3

To solve the problem above, you were given 10 feet and asked to find how many

inches.

(1) Look at the chart line (c) and follow the instructions.

10 feet x 12 _____________ inches

(2) In this case, you must multiply _________________ times 10 feet.

(3) How many yards are in 72 inches?____________________

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