How can you solve a measurement problem by changing it to a fraction of the new unit that follows such as: 18 inches =------------------- yard 40 minutes = -------------- hour 5 days = -------------- week

Hi,

There are 12 inches in a foot so

14 inches = ^{14}/_{12} = 1.167 feet.

I wasn't sure if you wanted a common fraction or a decimal fraction so I did both.

There are 8 ounces in a cup so

2 ounces = ^{2}/_{8} = ^{1}/_{4} = 0.25 cups

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