Group Title: ARC-A research report
Title: Math, metrics and money
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Title: Math, metrics and money
Series Title: ARC-A research report
Physical Description: 10 leaves : ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Poole, R. T ( Richard Turk )
Conover, Charles Albert, 1934-
Publisher: IFAS, University of Florida, Agricultural Research Center-Apopka
Place of Publication: Apopka FL
Publication Date: 1977
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Subject: Metric system -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Genre: non-fiction   ( marcgt )
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Statement of Responsibility: R.T. Poole and C.A. Conover.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00065330
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 70200597

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CONVERSION FACTORS



OLD U.S.

Multiply By

Acres 43,560

Bushels 64

Cubic Feet 1,728

Cubic Yards 46,656

Feet 12

Gallons 4

Miles 5,280

Ounces 2

Pints 16

Pounds 16

Quarts 2

Square Feet 144

Tablespoons 3

Tons 2,000











CONVERSION FACTORS


Multiply

Centimeters

Cubic Meters

Grams

Hectares

Kilograms

Kiloliters

Kilometers

Liters

Meters

Square Meters


METRIC

By

10

1,000,000

1,000

10,000

1,000

1,000

1,000

1,000

100

10,000


To Obtain

Millimeters

Cubic Centimeters

Milligrams

Square Meters

Grams

Liters

Meters

Milliliters

Centimeters

Square Centimeters


METRIC SYSTEM: A decimal system of weights and measurements.


Milli

Centi

Deci


= 1/1,000

= 1/100

= 1/10


Deca =

Hecto =

Kilo =


10

100

1,000
































METRIC
Lite
















VERSION FP


1. oz. 8

1. oz. 2

1. oz. 1

1. oz. 3/4



ter



10

2.5

1.2

0.8


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EXAMPLE NO. 1


Suggested:

Problem:

Conversion:


OLD U.S.

100 pounds/acre

How many pounds/500 sq. ft.?

Acre = 43,560 sq. ft.

Pound = 16 ounces


1) 100 pounds ?
43,560 sq. ft. 500 sq. ft.



2) 100 x 500
43,560


3) 1.14 pounds = ?


4) 1.14 pounds = one pound, 2 1/4 ounces


Suggested:

Problem:

Conversion:


METRIC

100 kilograms/hectare

How many kilograms/50 sq. m.?

Kilogram = 1,000 g.

Hectare = 10,000 sq. m.


1) 100 kilograms ?
10,000 sq. m. 50 sq. m.


2) 50 x 100 ?
10,000


3) 0.5 kg = ?


4) 0.5 kg = 500 g


















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version: Acre =

Gallot

Quart


48 pts
3,560 sq. ft.

8 x 1,000 ,
43,560

.1 pts. = ?


60 1
0,000

0 x ii


cre

lions/1,000

60 sq. ft.

qts.

ts.


00 s. f
00 sq. ft.


ers
q. m.
) 0


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Conversion:


1) 48 tbsp
1nn An1


How many tablespoons/gallon?

Pint = 32 tbsp.


1
1 gal.


I UU


3) .48 tbsp. = ?



METRIC

Suggested: 1 liter/400 liters

Problem: How many milliliters/liter?

Conversion: Liter = 1.000 milliliters


2) 1,000 x
400


2.5 ml
2.5 mi





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EXAMPLE NO. 4




OLD U.S.

Suggested: 3/4 pint/sq. ft.

Problem: How many gallons/100 sq. ft.?

Conversion: Gallon = 4 quarts

Quart = 2 pints


1) 0.75 pints ?
1 sq. ft. 100 sq. ft.

2) 0.75 x 100
1

3) 75 pints = ?

4) 75 pints = 9.4 gallons

5) 9.4 gallons = 9 gal., 1 qt., 1 pt.


METRIC

Suggested: 4 liters/l sq. meter

Problem: How many liters/10 sq. meters?


1) 4 liters ?
1 sq. m. 10 sq. m.

2) 4 x 10
1 = ?

3) 40 liters = ?
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EXAMPLE NO. 5


OLD U.5


Suggested:


10 pounds/cubic yard


Problem: How many ounces/2 cubic f,

Conversion: Cubic yard = 27 cubic fee

Pound = 16 ounces


1) 160 ounces
27 cu. ft. 2


ft.


2) 2 x 160
27

3) 11.85 ounces = ?


METRIC

Suggested: 5 kilograms/cubic mete

Problem: How many grams/60 lite,

Conversion: kilogram = 1,000 grams

cubic meter = 1,000 li

1) 5,000 g ?


2) 5,000 x 60


3) 300 g = ?


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EXAMPLE NO. 6


OLD U.S.


Suggested:


200 ppm in 100 gallons


Problem: Weight of material

Conversion: Gallon water = 8.3 pounds

Pound = 16 ounces


1) 200 pounds
1,000,000 pounds


?
830 pounds


2) 200 x 830
1,000,000


3) 0.166 pounds = ?


4) 0.166 pounds = 2.5 ozs.



METRIC

Suggested: 200 ppm in 400 liters

Problem: Weight of material

Conversion: Liter water = kilogram

Kilogram = 1,000 g


1) 200 g
1,000,000 g


2) 200 x 400,000 = ,
1,000,000


3) 80 g= ?


400,000 g


This public document was promulgated at
an annual cost of $37.10 or $.074 per
copy to inform county and state
extension personnel, foliage growers,
marketers and allied trades of research
results and improved practices in
ornamental horticulture.


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