Units Exchange!                   Name __________________________ Section __________ Date __________

Goal: The goal of this exercise is to develop your skills at converting units of measurement. This skill can be of enormous benefit not only for your daily life but for your survival in this course as well.

Web Resource: Please review this one-page web site on how to convert units using a simple dimensional analysis: http://stimpy.chem.selu.edu/help/dimensional_analysis/ And for help with scientific notation: http://www.nyu.edu/pages/mathmol/textbook/scinot.html

Convert the following. Show your work using the dimensional analysis (where applicable). Use the back of this sheet of paper if needed.

500 millimeter (mm) = _________ meters (m)

700 nanometer (nm) = __________ m

30,000 m = _____________ kilometers (km)

3,000 m = ______ * 10^ _______ m

0.03 mm = ______ * 10^ _______ m

5,000,000,000 m = ______ * 10^ _____ km

430 nm = ______ * 10^ _______ m

32,000 feet (ft) = ___________ miles (mi)

25,520 ft = ____________ km

13 feet per second (ft/sec) = ____________ miles per hour (mi/hr)

30 mi/hr = ____________ ft/sec

10,550 leagues = ______________ miles

2,600 fathoms = ____________ ft

8,328 square feet (ft^2) = ________ square miles (mi^2)