Converting from one unit of measure to another is something we all do almost everyday, but we give it little thought until it gets complicated or we have units we are not comfortable using.
There are two things we need to know to convert any unit to any other unit:
- A Conversion Factor -- 1 of something = so many of the other thing.
- This concept leads to the ratio -- 1:otherthing
- A conversion Formula -- the relationship of the units to each other.