







Yards per second to miles per hour 
20170511 

From Scott: If a soccer ball travels 30 yards or roughly .017 miles in 2 seconds how fast was the ball going in mph? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Conversion of an equation 
20160411 

From Marie: How to you convert the equation of a line from xintercept form
(y=(xx1)(xx2)) to general form (y=ax^2+bx+c) if it involves square
roots?
For example:
Convert this equation to general form: y=(x+the square root of 5)^2
Thanks for the help! Answered by Penny Nom. 





Converting a fraction to a percent 
20151222 

From Sharon: How do you turn a fraction into a percentage? I'm beyond confused with this. Even though I think of myself as a good math student doing 8th grade math at a young age, this just makes me want to scream! I get the way you turn 1/4 into 25%, but when it comes to something like 7/9 = ? I just can't figure out the answer. Answered by Penny Nom. 





A volume in cubic yards 
20151112 

From James: The first formula for figuring cubic yards of concrete need is length in feet, times width in feet, times depth in actual inches, divided by 320. Such as, 150x 50 feet x 4inches divided by 320 = cubic yards. How and why does this formula work? Answered by Penny Nom. 





The volume of Lake Utah 
20150129 

From Hannan: Lake Utah has a surface area of 3,846 square miles and an average depth of 10.5 feet. In cubic miles, how much water does it hold?
How would you approach this question? Where would you start? Answered by Robert Dawson and Penny Nom. 





Pumping water from a borehole 
20150118 

From patience: An empty tank for storing water from a borehole has a volume of 480 cubic metres. If it is filled by a pump that pumps water at a rate of 16 litres per second, how many hours will it take the pump to fill this tank please show all calculations Answered by Penny Nom. 





How do you change a decimal to a ratio? 
20141129 

From Esmeralda: How do you change a decimal to a ratio? Express the decimal 0.2 as a ratio. Answered by Penny Nom. 





How many square feet in 10 gallons of liquid at 1/4 in thick? 
20141114 

From Rich: How many square feet in 10 gallons of liquid at 1/4 in thick Answered by Penny Nom. 





How do you convert square mm to square cm? 
20140813 

From David: How do you convert square mm to square cm? Answered by Tyler Wood. 





67 cubic yards in cubic metres 
20140709 

From gavin: Convert 67 cu yards into cu metres Answered by Penny Nom. 





A formula for determining concrete volume in cu. yd. 
20140319 

From Steven: I know a couple of formulas for determining concrete volume in cu.yd. the one I use most frequently is length in feet x width in feet x thickness in inch. Divided by 324. It works every time. Where does the number 324 come from. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Converting cost per cubic yard to cost per ton 
20140205 

From Mayra: If 18 cubic yards= 25 tons and it's $28.00 per yard how much is it a ton. I need help please a refresher on my algebra. Thank you Answered by Penny Nom. 





0.35 as a fraction 
20131128 

From Laura: How do you write 0.35 as a fraction or mixed number?
Laura Answered by Penny Nom. 





How many cubic centimetres are there is a cubic meter? 
20131010 

From Larry: Change 1meter(to 3rd power) to centimetre(to 3rd power).
This is a metric conversion problem Answered by Penny Nom. 





Miles per minute to miles per hour 
20130908 

From Adam: Convert 250 miles per min to miles per hour Answered by Penny Nom. 





How we convert cm to mm? 
20130908 

From Génesis: How we convert cm to mm? Answered by Penny Nom. 





A project on reclaiming water 
20121211 

From shannon: I'm doing a report to reclaim water off of our campus facility to store in a cistern to use to flush toilets.
In Southeast Wisconsin and average of 82 inches of rain and snow fall annually.
I want to collect that off of the roof of our school building.
The roof is 37128 square feet.
how many gallons annually could I collect? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Converting a fraction to a decimal 
20121020 

From A Teacher: My students want an easy way to convert a fraction to a decimal, can I get one from you? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Minutes and seconds 
20120829 

From Casey: I have to write a variable equation. The questions says there are 60 seconds. but we need to write and equation to solve for minutes. Is it 1/60 or 1/s Answered by Robert Dawson. 





0.687 acres in square feet. 
20120718 

From Roy: The land parcel I am looking at says Acreage .687 how do I determine square feet? Answered by Robert Dawson. 





Litres in a box 
20120209 

From vicky: how much litre water can be filled in a box of 12 inches *24 inches *12inches Answered by Penny Nom. 





Converting from base 4 to base 10 
20111129 

From anjg: How to convert base 4 number 2^11 to base 10 number? Answered by Penny Nom. 





The dimension of the box in centimetres 
20110827 

From Eliza: Find the dimension of the box in centimetres. Then find its volume in cubic centimeters.
The box is 0.7m (l) 0.4 (h) 0.2 (w) Answered by Penny Nom. 





The rate of change of the area of a parallelogram 
20110405 

From Gevork: Let a parallelogram have sides of 8 and 12 and let vertex angle A be decreasing at a rate of 2degrees per minute. Find the rate of change of the area of the parallelogram when angle A equals 30 degrees. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Converting millimeters to centimeters 
20110404 

From Pat: I need to convert 67 mm to centimeters how do I do this? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Write 3 1/5 in decimal form 
20110324 

From Stephenie: converting fractions????
3 1/5 into decimal??? Answered by Penny Nom. 





The mass of a metal box 
20110311 

From Pamela: A metal block has the dimensions of 3.16 inches wide, 2.15 inches
high, 4.98 inches long. What is the volume of the block in cm^3?
What is the block's mass if the metal has a density of 5.89g/cm^3. Answered by Robert Dawson. 





Converting kilograms to cubic metres 
20100716 

From Ilai: I want to convert kg to cubic metre Answered by Penny Nom. 





converting y=mx+b into ax+by+c=0 and vice versa 
20100522 

From Paulo: converting y=mx+b into ax+by+c=0 and vice versa Answered by Tyler Wood. 





A 22 litre bag of topsoil 
20100506 

From Blanche: I do a fair amount of gardening when the weather permits. Just wondered if anyone call tell me what a 22 litre bag of topsoil would weigh and how to convert that. My husband says 20 lbs. I say noway I think it's more. Thanks to whomever can help me. :) Answered by Penny Nom. 





Polar coordinates 
20100414 

From Lan: Given the rectangular equation (x^2)+2x+(y^2)+y=0, find the polar equation. Answered by Harley Weston. 





Fahrenheit and celcius 
20100219 

From Carol: Zack is packing for a trip to Scotland. He read that the average temperature in the Summer is 18degrees C during the day, and 7 degrees during the night. What is the difference between the high and low temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit? (F=9/5C=32) Answered by Lorraine Dame. 





Square poles 
20100216 

From Steve: If 1 pole=16.5', and you have an area that is 146 sq. poles, how many sqaure feet would you have?
I calculate that to be 146(16.5)X146(16.5)=5,803,281 sq. feet Is that correct? I am told I need to divide by 146, which makes the answer 39,748. I do not understand why I need to divide by 146.... Answered by Penny Nom. 





I want to convert my glaze percents into grams 
20100205 

From linda: I am a potter. I want to convert my glaze percents into grams.
ex. 20% of 20 lbs would equal how many grams?
is there a formula to figure this? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Area in square meters 
20100120 

From Carla: A football field is 120 yd long and 50 yd wide. What is the area of the football field, in square meters? Answered by Penny Nom. 





How fast am I walking? 
20100110 

From KEVIN: IF I WALK 3 MILES IN 28 MINUTES, HOW FAST AM I WALKING? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Energy in calories 
20091215 

From Josephine: A soft drink manufacturer claims that a new diet soft drink is now "low Joule". The label indicates that the available energy per serving is 6300 J. What is the equivalent of this energy in calories? (1 Calorie=1000 cal) Answered by Robert Dawson. 





Milliliter conversion 
20091129 

From Jan: I am trying out a new bath salt recipe for one of my clients that has little children. Here then is the question, the recipe for color changing bubble bath calls for 0.15ml dry FD&C color. Since the recipe came from Australia, I have not a clue of how to change this into USA measurments Answered by Penny Nom. 





A drawing of a baseball diamond 
20091109 

From Beth: My husband has a drawn diagram on a piece of paper of a baseball diamond. He knows that on the paper 1 1/16" (1.6875") = 90 actual feet. How do we calculate how many feet 5 7/8" on the paper would be? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Grams per square meter 
20090930 

From MANISH: how to calculate gsm given kg of 144 sheets and size in inches
example 28" x 22" & 16.3 kgs = ?gsm (of 144 sheets) Answered by Penny Nom. 





Grams to percent 
20090920 

From brandy: how do you convert 1.5 grams to a percent Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Repeating decimal to fraction 
20090918 

From joan: how can i answer it easily to convert terminating decimal to fraction?
example of this is that, convert ...143143143... to fractional form Answered by Robert Dawson. 





How do you convert cents/mile to dollars / hour? 
20090826 

From seanna: how do you convert cents/mile to dollars / hour Answered by Penny Nom. 





How do i convert 6 feet into yards? 
20090814 

From taylor: how do i convert 6 feet into yards????????????????? Answered by Robert Dawson. 





Coefficient thermal expansion of steel 
20090629 

From roshni: Coefficient thermal expansion of steel is 0.00000645/in/in/deg F if F was C(celcius) then what is the answer Answered by Robert Dawson. 





Unit Conversion for Force and Mass 
20090508 

From Ray: Good Day! I was confused about lbm and lbf and slug. I knew that lbm is a unit
for mass and lbf is a unit for weight. my problem is some books follow this
relationship where lbf=(lbm times the gravitational pull) which is 32.2 ft/(s^2)
while other books treat lbm=lbf. other books also treat lbm=(lbf times 32.2)...
which is correct?
Is 1kg=2.205 lbm or 1kg=2.205lbf?
Is 1BTU=778.16 lbfft or 1BTU=778.16 lbmft?
what is the relationship of slug on these two, lbm and lbf? Answered by Janice Cotcher. 





Cubic feet and cubic yards 
20090508 

From TJ: 21 bags at 2 cubic feet per bag.
How many yards would that be? Answered by Penny Nom. 





8.55 acre of land 
20090506 

From Mary: I have a deed with 8.55 acre of land, how much land is that .55 ? Answered by Robert Dawson. 





How do you convert 1248 to base 6? 
20090502 

From Tamara: How do you convert 1248 to base 6? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Decimeters and centimeters 
20090430 

From Jeannette: I cannot convert because of a question that throws me off. For example, A mother African elephant avg's 250 dm in height. A newborn baby African elephant avg's 89cm in height. How many cm shorter is the baby African elephant than its mother? Which one do I convert first? in order to subtract the number from the baby? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Miles per hour and feet per second 
20090422 

From mary: A car traveling at 60 miles per hour, how many feet per second has it traveled? Answered by Robert Dawson. 





Conversion factor 
20090323 

From kab: Would like to photocopy a Landscape Design. What is the Conversion Ratio or magnification required to convert 1" = 10 feet to 1/4" = 1 foot? Answered by Harley Weston. 





0.0007 as a percent 
20090318 

From Shelly: I need to know how to divide 0007 by 100 and soon! and I have no idea how I can get 100 to go into a number like that! here's the question this problem originated from:
change the decimal into a percent:
0.0007 _________
How do I change THAT number into a percent?
How do I change 12.455 and 92.348 and 29.005 into percents as well? I know how to change numbers like 0.6 and 0.70 into percents but not the numbers I told you I'm having problems with. Please someone explain this to me and also please focus mainly on the first number I asked about but don't forget the others please. Please reply ASAP I need to know this in about a week or less! Answered by Penny Nom. 





Miles per hour to kilometers per second 
20090217 

From Tamara: If a car goes 60 miles in an hour how many kilometres will it go in a second? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Can you convert numbers with units to percents? 
20090212 

From Kenneth: To change a number to a percent, move the decimal two places to the right and add a percent sign.
For example, 0.35875 = 35.875%.
If the number has a dollar sign or some other kind of unit, for example, pounds, feet, etc. how is the number converted to a percentage.
For example, change $0.35875 and 0.75 lbs. to a percentage. How is this done. I have never seen $35.875% or 75 lbs.% before. Answered by Robert Dawson and Harley Weston. 





Cubic feet gas to grams of gas 
20090211 

From tim: I was trying to convert cubic feet gas to grams of gas. Is there a formula to complete this task? Answered by Robert Dawson. 





Cubic centimeters and ounces 
20090206 

From Dawn: 1 syringe contains 5.5cc of medicine & cost $13.50
1 2 oz bottle of medicine cost $17.50
How many cc's in 2 oz, & which is the better deal? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





25,000 pounds of sheet metal 
20090127 

From JESSICA: I need to convert 25,000 lbs. of 32x48 sheet metal into total sq. feet. What would be my formula? Answered by Robert Dawson. 





0.0708 lbs per linear yard 
20090116 

From Kevin: If I know that my product is .0708lbs per linear yard how do I calculate how many Linear yards are in a lb? Answered by Penny Nom. 





A one cubic mile lake 
20090109 

From dye: how many liters are in a one cubic mile lake Answered by Robert Dawson. 





660 yards = ?? miles 
20090108 

From Ashley: How do I convert yards to miles, specifically, 660 yards = x miles. Please show work so I can figure other problems out. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Converting grams to milliliters 
20090104 

From Faiza: I was looking for how to convert grams into mL and I read on this site
to convert one to the other you need to know what substance you are measuring.
so if I am measuring sugar or any of the baking ingredient like flour how do
I convert them from grams to mL is there a simple method I can use to do that? Answered by Penny Nom. 





650g+2kg+195g=how many kg 
20081211 

From christian: 650g+2kg+195g=how many kg Answered by Penny. 





Wall covering 
20081210 

From Jeanie: I need to convert 14 LY of wallcovering (54" wide) to square feet. Can you please help me? Answered by Penny Nom. 





The volume of a pipe 
20081210 

From Walter: What is the volume of a pipe 7.92 inches inside diameter and 22 km. long in cubic feet of water Answered by Robert Dawson and Harley Weston. 





A wine decanter 
20081210 

From Suzanne: I am trying to buy a wine decanter for my dad for Christmas. One big
problem I am having shopping online is finding the right size. Wine is sold
by metric ml, with a standard bottle holding 750ml of wine. Decanters are
measured by oz, and the sizes are all over the place, with one site alone
having sizes 25oz, 26 1/2oz, 50oz, 59 1/8oz, and 68oz.
Can you help me with metric conversions so I can figure out how much wine
these decanters hold? Like everybody else, I need this as soon as possible
so I can get it shipped in time for Christmas. (I'm disabled & don't drive, so
online shopping is my only way to get gifts.)
Thanks for your help!
Suzanne Answered by Chris Fisher and Robert Dawson. 





A ratio to a decimal 
20081114 

From manny: Express 22 : 5 as a decimal. Round to the nearest hundredth Answered by Penny Nom. 





How do you work out 2/17 as a decimal? 
20081113 

From p: how do you work out 2/17 as a decimal? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Millimeters to inches 
20081015 

From diane: can you convert milliliters to inches? Answered by Penny Nom. 





The unusable space in a container 
20081002 

From Billy: an object is 42 inches long, 29 inches wide, and 69 inches high. The usable capacity of this container is 36.4 cubic feet. How much space in percentage is left over from the container? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Conversion to cubic feet 
20081001 

From Dorothy: What is the cubic feet of an item that is 7"x16 7/8"x19" Answered by Harley Weston. 





144 square inches 
20080927 

From mike: how much cm is in 144 square inches? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Three equal ratios 
20080926 

From Jodi: For the ratio given, find three equal ratios: 2 miles/8 minutes Answered by Penny Nom. 





Sample variance: inches to centimeters 
20080922 

From Anita: The average height of a sample of basketball players is 6 feet, 2 inches or 74 inches.
The standard deviation of this sample of players is 4 inches. If each person's height were to be multiplied by 2.54, what would be the value of the resulting sample variance? Answered by Harley Weston. 





Oils and fats 
20080918 

From Barry: I'm doing a nutrition assignment and I'm adding up my Oils and Fats category.
I have 10ml of butter to add to 31g of fat so I'm trying to figure out what to do or I should say how to figure out the answer.
Barry Answered by Penny Nom. 





Cubic yards and quarts 
20080916 

From Mary: I need 2 yards of soil, how many quarts is this? Answered by Penny Nom. 





How would put .12 with 2 repeating into a fraction? 
20080909 

From Savanna: How would put .12 with 2 repeating in fraction?
Savanna! Answered by Penny Nom. 





How many ml are in 40 grams? 
20080909 

From Nancy: I need to know how many ml are in 40 grams. So what is the base 1ml= how may grams Answered by Harley Weston. 





3 miles in 6 seconds 
20080905 

From Grant: if a rocket sled is traveling 3 miles in 6 seconds, how fast is it going in miles per hour? Answered by Harley Weston. 





Converting centimetres to metres 
20080821 

From walter: how do you convert the smaller unit to a decimal of the larger unit and then solve
17 m  130 cm Answered by Penny Nom. 





Metres and miles 
20080818 

From Bill: I enter a race that is 10,000 meters long,how many miles do i have to run? Answered by Victoria West. 





Converting to cubic yards 
20080815 

From Lisa: I need to convert 32,000 square feet, 5 inches deep to cubic yards. Can you help me?
Thank you Answered by Harley Weston. 





Kilometers per liters to miles per gallon 
20080626 

From margaret: we travelled 130 kilometers on 10 liters of gas. How many miles to the gallon did I get Answered by Penny Nom. 





How many pounds in 300 grams? 
20080624 

From Renelda: How many pounds in 300 grams? Can you send the formula? Thanks Answered by Penny Nom. 





How do you change bases? 
20080617 

From Peter: How do you change bases eg. 121 from base 3 to base 5? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Convert cubic inches to gallons 
20080526 

From Rosemarie: How do you convert cubic inches to gallons? Thanks for your help. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Converting a decimal to a fraction 
20080519 

From judy: please explain how to get from the decimal number .3437 to the fraction 11/32 Answered by Leeanne Boehm. 





How much seed do I need per plot? 
20080513 

From Jaye: The plot size is 5 m X 2 m. The seeding rate is 12Kg/ha. How much seed do I need per plot? I have failed to get a proper answer.
Thank you. Answered by Penny Nom. 





How many gallons are in 1,500 liters? 
20080501 

From bambi: [How many gallons are in 1,500 liters? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Converting metric density 
20080428 

From Hilary: 10g/100ml=?g/?l
52g/100ml=?g/?l
65g/100ml=?g/?l
100g/100ml=?g/?l
137g/100ml=?g/?l
0.15g/100ml=?g/?l Answered by Penny Nom. 





WHY 144 where does this figure come from 
20080419 

From Sean: Why do you use the number 144 to divide
EG. length of timber 2 inches x 8 inches x 14 foot = 1.5 cubic feet
Calculation is 2x8x14 =224 divide by 144 = 1.5 WHY 144 where does this figure come from Answered by Leeanne Boehm. 





What is 300% as a fraction? 
20080414 

From Carli: what is 300% as a fraction Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





100 yards of cloth 
20080404 

From Leroy: (100 yards of cloth 48 inches = how many square yards) Answered by Penny Nom. 





Ounces and grams 
20080402 

From Rakesh: 7.2 oz per sq. yard equals ? __ grams per sq. meter
How I can measure the weight of a Jeans fabric (in oz)? And what is the rellation between grams and oz? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Common fraction to decimal fraction 
20080401 

From chadwick: how do I turn 3/32 into a decimal Answered by Penny Nom. 





Square feet and square yards 
20080401 

From Victor: 6200 sq. ft.into yards Answered by Penny Nom. 





Light years to miles 
20080324 

From Robert: HOW MANY MILES ARE THERE IN 7.5 BILLION LIGHT YEARS. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Converting ounces to milliliters 
20080321 

From kelly: As I have to drink 12  8 ounce glasses of water a day and my water bottle holds 591 ml, how many bottles of water must I drink? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Repeating decimals 
20080310 

From Blaine: Is it possible to put a repeating decimal number into a calculator to solve a problem?
EX: Write 39.3939... as a fraction. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Cubic feet to liters 
20080306 

From chase: if 1cu.ft=6.229 imp. gal and1 imp.gal=4.546 liters how many liters does of 128cuft. hold Answered by Penny Nom. 





How large is a container that will hold 3.5 cu meters? 
20080305 

From Robert: If a company allows you to ship personal belongings while on an over seas assignment and the figure is 3.5 cubic meters. Just how much is the total area in square feet?? 10X10X10 or??? I just wanted to understand the size of a container that would hold 3.5 cubic meters!! Answered by Harley Weston. 





What was the ostrich's speed in miles per hour? 
20080303 

From jacob: If it took an ostrich 2.5 seconds to travel 110 feet and the average speed is 44 feet/ seconds, what was the ostrich's speed in miles per hour? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Convert from base 6 to base 12 
20080302 

From Jade: I am trying to convert 13405 base 6 to a base 12 number. I am not allowed to go into a base 10 number. How will can I base 12 without doing anything with base 10? Thank you kindly. Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Penny Nom. 





150 decimeters is how many centimeters 
20080229 

From gayle: 150 decimeters is how many centimeters Answered by Penny Nom. 





A new carpet 
20080228 

From Rhiannon: The Gatlins are buying a new carpet for their house. They need about
1,175 square feet of carpet. The carpet they buy is sold by the square yard.
Estimate the number of square yards of carpet they need. Do I use the
formula to find the volume or are? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Cost per square yard 
20080205 

From Terry: MY cost for seed is $325.00 per acre...i want to bring that down to $ per sqyard. Whats the formula? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Linear feet to metres 
20080125 

From Jillian: i have a measurement of something in linear feet. i dont know what a linear foot is so i want to convert it to meters to have an idea.
how do i convert. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Converting cubic inches to ounces 
20080122 

From kim: I am trying to find the formula to figure capacity in ounces for the following:
a rectangle 18" long, .75" wide, .75" deep ....
This is for an art project and the cost estimate. Thanks, Kim Answered by Penny Nom. 





Converting mg's to cc's 
20080117 

From sandy: i need to find out how to convert mg's to cc's i need to give 10 mg of liquid and 5 mg of liquid and i only have a dropper that measures cc's please help Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Harley Weston. 





Conversion 
20080108 

From Dom: Hi ,
Is it possible to convert 175 grams per metered squared to cm ?
tks
Dom Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Converting grams of hair spray into milliliters 
20071202 

From komal: I am confused that i am converting 75grams of hair spray ( liquid) into ML? but i couldnt get the answer what is perfect answer for that please help me for this thing. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Cubic feet and gallons 
20071119 

From Leonard: Every conversion I find to convert a cubic foot to a gallon is in liquid.
Question, how would 1 cubic foot convert to gallons in dry measurement?
Example say you have 1 Gallon of packing peanuts how many cubic feet would that be?
I can do this and have done it for the heck of it, I took a box 12x12x12 inches, which is a cubic foot,
filled it with packing peanuts the tried to fill a 1 Gallon container, that amount almost fills a 1 gallon
bucket twice.
I even ask a math teacher and was told that 1 cubic foot equaled 7.481 gallons,
then I said that is liquid, teacher ansered yes, then i ask what about dry and got
a response of I do not know. Answered by Harley Weston. 





How many centimeters equal one meter? 
20071115 

From Sherrie: How many centimeters equal one meter? Answered by Penny Nom. 





How do i convert milliliters to grams for water and also for copper sulfate (CuSO4)? 
20071111 

From jenn: how do i convert milliliters to grams for
water and also for copper sulfate (CuSO4)? Answered by Harley Weston. 





KWH and MWH 
20071110 

From Julie: Please provide the conversion of MWH to KWH or viceversa. thanks Answered by Penny Nom. 





Cubic centimeters to cubic yards 
20071110 

From Logan: if i have 188.4cm^3 of concrete how do i change it into cubic yards? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Meters per second to miles per hour 
20071108 

From Niecey: If Greg was timed at 0.91 seconds for 10 meters running the 100 meter dash, at that speed, could he pass a car traveling 15 miles per hour in a school zone? Answered by Penny Nom. 





I have a piece of material 44 inches by 78 inches 
20071102 

From Marianne: I have a piece of material 44 inches by 78 inches. How many linear yards can I get from it? Answered by Penny Nom. 





A decimal to a fraction 
20071101 

From Lisa: i am trying to turn a decimal into a fraction. my example is to turn 10.5 into a fraction at its lowest form Answered by Penny Nom. 





Converting millimeteres to inches 
20071027 

From Alison: I am hoping to buy a cabinet, the measurements are 1120mm x 560mm, what is that in feet & inches. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Converting bases 
20071024 

From Johanna: Is there an easy way to convert from base to base. For example, base 5 to base 9 or base 2 to base 4 etc Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Penny Nom. 





Convert 13.5 oz per sq yard of fabric into grams per meter square 
20071017 

From marcy: I need to convert 13.5 oz per sq yard of fabric into grams per meter square. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Metres per minute to miles per hour 
20070920 

From Angela: If a person is traveling 150 meters per minute, what is their speed in miles per hour? Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Harley Weston. 





Converting a repeating decimal to a common fraction 
20070822 

From isabelle: how do you turn 6.333... into a fraction in simplest form? Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Penny Nom. 





What is 240mL of water in cups? 
20070816 

From Gareth: What is 240mL of water in cups? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Water bill woes 
20070812 

From Terry: I know that a cubic foot of water=7.48051945 gals., but I keep getting my water bill and they go by thousands of a gal. per cubic foot. Is there a conversion that says that shows this? Water department=.763 x cubic foot used=thousands of gallons water used that month. Exampel: 72cu. ft meter reading x .763+ 58. galons of water I use in a month. Total 58=thousand = +gallons. This is wrong. There are only two people in the house. Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Converting measurements 
20070711 

From Nicole: if you have 8 oz of water how many cc: will there be. Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





How do I convert milliliters(powder form) to grams? 
20070628 

From ed: How do I convert milliliters(powder form) to grams Answered by Harley Weston. 





How do I convert inches to mm in my head? 
20070627 

From philip: Hi, I would like to know how to convert inches to mm in my head, I use socket sets and want to know an easy way to work out what 3/16, 7/32 is in mm. Thanks Phil Answered by Harley Weston. 





Converting dollars to gallons 
20070612 

From Cynthia: How do I solve this problem?
If a family uses .20 per 100 gallon of water. How many gallons would
$10.00 cost, divided amoung 3 people?
Thanks, Cynthia Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Cubic inches and square feet 
20070531 

From keith: is it possible to convert cubic inches to square feet.thanx Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Converting yogurt 
20070521 

From Annie: I'm trying to follow a diet plan. The diet says I should have a 125ml tub of natural low fat bio yogurt. The only problem is, the yogurt pot lists its weight as 150g (with a large 'e' after it). Can you tell me how much of the yogurt pot I'm suppost to have please, or give me a conversion chart to change from g to ml for natural bio yogurt? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Ounces and liters 
20070416 

From Simone: I want to know how much is 80 ounces of water in liters? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Conversion 
20070316 

From Andrew: If a lawn is 95.3 square yards, how do I convert that to square meters? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





The volume of a trailer 
20070304 

From Ron: I just can not seem to work this out, i think it is old age catching up with me, I am buying a trailer that is 25 feet long 7.5 foot wide and with 4 foot sides and i am trying to work out how many m3 it will hold can anyone help. Thank you in advance for any help. Regards Ron Answered by Penny Nom. 





Grams to millilitres 
20070302 

From anton: I am trying to convert 28 grams of weight loss powder into mils Answered by Gabriel Potter. 





How many yards of concrete? 
20070228 

From jeremy: I need to figure how many yards of concrete to use. I work for an asphalt company, and we are expanding into concrete. Currently we measure everything in sq. ft. So we came up with 6,960 sq ft of concrete to remove and replace. Currently there is 6" of concrete, and 2" of bedding material. We would like to replace only 4.5" of concrete, the rest in bedding. Here is how I figured, am I correct. 6,960 Sq ft (to simplify I made the Sq ft 350 X 20 ) 350 ft X 20 ft X .33 (1/3 ft or 4") = 2,310 cubic feet 2,310 cb ft / 27 = 85.55 cubic yards Is this correct? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Conversions 
20070209 

From Donna: Hi! I hope you can help me... What is the cost of 10 grams platinum if one ounce = $1200 (troy weight)? I REALLY appreciate your help. Can you please send me the formula to figure it out too? Thank You! Donna :) Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





How many grams are in a 12 ounce coconut? 
20070208 

From Tristan: I have a problem where I need to know how many grams are in a 12 ounce coconut. Do I use "dry measure" with figuring out how many grams are in a ounce? And is that about 28 grams? Thanks. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Converting sq inches to sq millimeters 
20070208 

From Michael: If I have 1/32 sq inches, what does that equal in sq millimeters? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Grams and mls 
20070126 

From Larissa: Is there a formula to convert grams to mls..? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





7.2 oz per sq. yard equals ? __ grams per sq. meter 
20061220 

From Carol: 7.2 oz per sq. yard equals ? __ grams per sq. meter Answered by Penny Nom. 





I want to convert milliliters into grams. 
20061214 

From Kenchotenzin : I want to convert milliliters into grams. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Converting cubic meters to gallons and liters 
20061116 

From Lorne: I have a large tank and I would like to know the formula for the conversion. And do you have any other info on web sites that have conversion tools as most of the tools are in u.s and I live in Canada and need the metric conversions. Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





how many feet in 200 yards? 
20061024 

From Audrey: how many feet in 200 yards? Answered by Karen McIver. 





how many ounces are in 750 cc's. 
20061014 

From Not a teacher: how many ounces are in 750 cc's. Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Metric conversion 
20061008 

From Eve: 45.6 microliter to megaliter? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Metric Conversions 
20060902 

From Patricia: I have a new difficulty, metric conversion when it involves the prefixes. Some problems I need help with are: Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Cubic yards of trash 
20060823 

From Chris:
I am journalist in California trying to convert cubic yards of trash (appliances, furniture, tires and household trash) into the space of a football field.
Is there a formula for this?
For example, how much of an American football field would 45,000 cubic yards of said trash fill up? The typical American football field I am told is 120 yards (110 meters) long by 53 ^{1}/_{2} yards (49 meters) wide
Ideally, I'd like to be about to say this amount of trash would fill up the football field XXfeet deep
Answered by Penny Nom. 





Grams and milliliters 
20060727 

From Poh: We would like to know the conversion of 1 gm of cream/powder to ml. Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Penny Nom. 





Converting fractions to decimals 
20060725 

From Diane: HOW DO I CONVERT A FRACTION TO A DECIMAL? (E.G,. 8/14 to ? )
And HOW DO I DIVIDE A FRACTION (e.g., 1/14 divided by 3) and then convert that answer to a decimal? Answered by Penny Nom. 





How many miles are there in 30 furlongs? 
20060722 

From Jennifer: If there are 8 furlongs in a mile, how many miles are there in 30 furlongs? Answered by Steve La Rocque and Paul Betts. 





Buying some carpet 
20060605 

From Russ: My room is 24 ft. long and 17 ft. wide. I need to know how many square feet are in 1 yd.² Answered by Penny Nom. 





How many gallons in a cubic foot? 
20060424 

From Jana: How many gallons in a cubic foot? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





What is the height of the pot? 
20060310 

From Michelle: If a pot is 11 inches in diameter and holds 5.8 litres what is the height of the pot?  assuming it is a cylinder. Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





the size of a lot is 300 sqm, what is the square feet conversion? 
20060211 

From JC: the size of a lot is 300 sqm, what is the square feet conversion? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Convert to decimal form 
20060112 

From A student: I would like to know the full answer on how to turn the fraction 3 3/8 into a decimal please. Answered by Penny Nom. 





How do I calculate feet and inches to sq ft? 
20060109 

From Rebecca: How do I calculate feet and inches to sq ft? Answered by Penny Nom. 





How many millimeters are in 12 feet? 
20060106 

From Hunter: How many millimeters are in 12 feet? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Milliliters to grams 
20051229 

From Kaitlyn: If I'm using baking soda, how do I convert milliliters to grams? Answered by Harley Weston. 





Cubic metres to cords 
20051222 

From Duncan: I have a quote of $2.95 per cubic metre of roundwood but I need the conversion equation to convert the above to a $ per cord. Answered by Penny Nom. 





how do you convert ml to oz? 
20051205 

From Sara: how do you convert ml to oz? Answered by Penny Nom. 





what is 5'7 
20051126 

From A student: what is 5'7" inches in cm? Answered by Harley Weston. 





Common fractions to decimals 
20051125 

From A student: how do u turn 8 over23 into a decimal and how do u turn 8 over 29 into a decimal Answered by Penny Nom. 





Cubic feet and cubic yards 
20051112 

From Mike: I need to know how to calculate square feet into yards of material. Example: 1320 sq. ft. surface area by 1 in. depth. What does this equal in cubic feet and yards. Thanks for any help you can give me. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Inches and millimeters 
20050930 

From A student: how many inches are there in mm? For example 30x40 mm = how many inches. Answered by Penny Nom. 





How many ounces is 750 cc's? 
20050924 

From Michael: How many ounces is 750 cc's? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Isn't 1/3 written as a decimal .33? 
20050921 

From Lisa: Isn't 1/3 written as a decimal .33? My son informs me I'm wrong, but doesn't know the answer
Answered by Chris Fisher and Penny Nom. 





Converting from base ten to base five 
20050921 

From Julie: My sister is home schooled and we are trying to convert from base 10 to base 5. We are trying to teach and we have never had this in school. If we could have some examples of some problems and how to do them we would appreciate this. Answered by Penny Nom. 





I need to know the measurement of 75grams of spice into milliliters. 
20050916 

From Cyla: I don't know if this is possible but I need to know the measurement of 75grams of spice into milliliters. Even an approximation would be great. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Converting from grams to milliliters 
20050915 

From A student: What if you don't know the liquid that you are converting from grams to milliliters? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Metric conversion 
20050901 

From Donna: I know there is an equation to figuring out, for example. .5526 km = _______ mm Answered by Penny Nom. 





Converting rational numbers 
20050807 

From Joe:
I am helping my son with his converting rational
numbers in the form of A/B where A and B are integers and
B not equal to zero
I think I am doing this right but I am not sure so
below are the problems and our answers are beside
them, please let me know if these answerers are correct
Answered by Penny Nom. 





Centimeters, millimeters and milliliters 
20050419 

From A student: How many milliliters in a centimeter? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Biodiesel 
20050308 

From William: My son is doing an demonstration for science class about how to make biodiesel. we are having problems with the conversion. for instance we think there are approx 190 liters in 50 gallons. Is this correct? Also if you needed 3.5 grams of lye per liter, would that be 662g of lye. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Conversion of a recipe 
20050206 

From Peg:
A Hungarian friend gave me an old, old family recipe and it calls for:
20 dg. sugar
15 dg. filbert
I can't find a conversion table anywhere that explains how to get ounces from "dg." Do you know what the equivalent would be in ounces of dry measurement?
Answered by Harley Weston. 





Converting coordinates 
20041025 

From Allen: I am trying to help my son with his home, but I don't remember these conversions. Please help.
1. Convert the following coordinates
Cartesian x = 7, y = 24
2. Convert the following coordinates
Polar r = 4, theta = pi / 3 Answered by Penny Nom. 





Grams to milliliters 
20040925 

From Emily: I am trying to convert 19.5g into mL assuming that it's water; density=1g/mL. I don't know where to begin. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Cubic meters 
20040831 

From Brad: I have a 10' x 10' x 12" area & need to find the cubic meters, how do I do this? Answered by Penny Nom. 





130 cc. is ? 
20040820 

From Ayrn: 130 cc. is ?
I have to put 130cc. of petroleum in a bucket how much exactly is that?
Also 110 cc.?
I have to also put 110cc. wood alcohol in a bucket aswell! Answered by Penny Nom. 





425 cc's of a saline solution 
20040330 

From Julie: 425 cc's of a saline solution is equal to how much in lbsweight?? Answered by Harley Weston. 





A new baby 
20040314 

From Jessica: I just had a baby 3weeks ago, he is in the hospital and he can come home when he is 1800 grams, well i was wondering how many pounds that is? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Grams and Milliliters 
20040217 

From Chantal: We have to do a "thing", and I need to convert grams into mililitres (g into mL). how can I do this? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Ounces into cubic centimeters 
20040127 

From A student: how do you convert ounces into cubic centimeters? Ex: how does 12 oz. change into cc. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Converting from base 10 to base 5 
20030910 

From Susy:
My son, who is 9 in grade 5 has been asked to convert base 10 numerals into base 5. His first question of: 24(10) he has calculated to be 4x5 + 4x1 = 44 (5) The next question however is the tricky one.Ý We know the answer is supposed to be 100 but we find it difficult to get this in the way he understands it. 25 (10) = _________________ 100 (5) Can you help us figure out how we reach the answer. Answered by Claude Tardif and Penny Nom. 





Converting to base 10 
20030828 

From Karen: My son is in 5th grade.Ý He is learning how to convert numbers from base 2 to base 10, and base 5 to base 10.Ý Can you explain it to me in the simplest terms? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Liters in a pool 
20030805 

From A parent: I need to know how many litres in a 12 foot diameter, 3 foot deep pool? Any help much appreciated as I need to add the correct amount of chemicals Answered by Penny Nom. 





Volume of water in a pool 
20030706 

From An other: How many litres of water are in a pool that is 16 feet in diameter and 35 inches deep? Answered by Penny Nom. 





An inch and a millimeter 
20030621 

From Greg: The conversion factor for inches to millimeters 25.4 It strikes me as very odd that it's not some infinite decimal. I could understand this if one system was derived from the other but as I understand it they were derived independently. Is the conversion 25.4 or 25.4000XXXXXXX? If it's just 25.4 then how did that happen? Answered by Harley Weston. 





How many gallons are in 83 liters? 
20030609 

From Anita: How many gallons are in 83 liters? Answered by Penny Nom. 





The metric and Imperial systems 
20030608 

From Ashlee: i am a year 8 student, and i am doing my Maths talent quest on the Metric and Imperial number system.
i was wondering, where did the 2 systems orginate and if possible, a little bit or information.
I also need to know the conversions of ounce, foot, mile..etc..from imperial to metric. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Millimeters to inches 
20030528 

From Brian: I am a music instructor just trying to get a horn repaired. I have been trying to get replacement pearls for a keyboard of a horn. The mechanic needs the measurement in inches. The calibers say that the size is .115 mm can you tell me what that is in inches, I tried your formula of 2.54 mm per inch but this is a smaller size and I cannot seem to figure it out. Answered by Penny Nom. 





The weight of a fish tank 
20030520 

From A ponderer: I had a question pertaining conversion units..I have a fish tank at home and the dimensions are 24, 44, and 48 inches, I want to find out how much it weighs in pounds when filled up with water...knowing water is 62.4 pounds per cubic feet...do I just divide the 62.4 pounds to 12 because I"m trying to find out through cubic inches. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Gallons of rain 
20030425 

From Jocelyn: If you have a surface of 6500 square feet and 1 inch of rain falls on the surface, how many gallons of water does this equal? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Kilometers to miles 
20021009 

From A student: how many miles are in 16 kilometers? Answered by Leeanne Boehm. 





1/8 in decimal form 
20020904 

From A student: explain how you put 1/8 in a decimal form Answered by Penny Nom. 





Gallons in a cylindrical tube 
20020821 

From Heidi: IF I HAVE A 12" DIA TUBE WITH 1/4" WALL AND 72" IN LENGTH HOW MANY GALLONS OF WATER WILL THIS HOLD Answered by Penny Nom. 





Ounces and cubic centimeters 
20020530 

From Martin: How many ounces are in 600cc of liquid? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Conversion of units 
20020429 

From Matt: I am having trouble finding a workable equation for the following problem, particularly the conversion of two systems of measurement. The question states that there are 27 grams of salt in a kilogram of seawater. And it asks how many tonnes (1 tonne = 1000 kilograms) of salt are there in one cubic kilometer of ocean. It also says that the density of seawater is 1.1 g/cm3. What is the equation and how do I figure out how many kilograms there are in a cubic kilometre? Answered by Harley Weston. 





How many gallons of water in a cubic foot? 
20020414 

From Richard: I am tring to find out how many gallons of water in a cubic foot. Answered by Penny Nom. 





My 1978 Chevy has a 350 cubic inch engine 
20020311 

From Sharon: If my 1978 Chevy has a 350 cubic inch engine, about what size engine would that be in liter? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Number conversions and averages 
20020203 

From A student: A table has the measurements of 1.6m by 2m, how much material is needed to cover table? I converted to cm then multiplied but got an answer of 32000cm ,so I divide by 100 to get to metres  the answer was 320 which I know is wrong  please explain!! Also I need to explain in my own words what an 'average' is and I am struggling. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Miles and kilometers 
20020122 

From Dennis: I'm in the middle of purchasng a vehicle and it was built in Canada. Therefore it is in kilometers and not in miles. I forgot how many kilometers are in a mile. It registers as 183,049 kilometers. Answered by Penny Nom and Judi McDonald. 





Metric units 
20011025 

From Kelly: i am helping my kids out with school work and don't remember meters,centimeters decimeters and all those. We have to change meters into cm.....and so on..........is there a place on the web to look for some kind of help in these questions Answered by Penny Nom. 





Milliters and grams 
20010920 

From Bettyjo: 500 ml is what in grams Answered by Pnny Nom. 





Converting percents to decimals 
20010301 

From Elliot: My math question is about Converting Percents to Decimals, here it is Convert 37 1/2 = ? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Conversions 
20010124 

From Tanya: I have 2 questions  covert 628 kilometers to miles.(round off your answer to two decimal places.)
 a new clerk in your office is to earn $200 per week. If she works 30.5 hours each week, what is her hourly rate? (round off your answer to the nearest hundreth, that is, to the nearest cent.)
Answered by Penny Nom. 





Cubic yards and cubic feet 
20000826 

From Rhonda: have 2.47 cubic yards. what could the dimensions, in feet, be to equal this? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Conversions 
20000423 

From Tara: 750 lbs = ___ tons How do I figure this out!? I know that 1 ton is 2000 lbs, how do I figure out this answer? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Cubic meters to gallons 
19991209 

From Chris Compton: I am trying to convert cubic meters to gallons. Do you have the conversion formula? The problem I am trying to solve is: 59.62 cubic meters to gallons. Answered by Harley Weston.






Unit conversions 
19990420 

From Deanna: My question has to do with unit conversions with English and metric systems. I need to know how to use conversion factors with powers of 10. Which way do i move my decimal point. ex. .48kl to liters. Thank you. Answered by Jack LeSage. 





Converting mm's to inches 
19990222 

From Paul White: It has been a long time since high school and I do not remember how to convert mm to inches. Could you please tell me what this would convert to in inches? 210 X 254 mm. Answered by Chris Fisher. 





Centimetres 
19981111 

From Vicky Caldwell: I work in Carpet Manufacturing and I need to know how to figure the calculation for a roll of carpet in centimeters. For example: a 12 x 100 roll of carpet equals 133.34 square yards, which is 100 linear ft. and 1,200 square foot. Can you please tell me how I would figure to get CENTIMETERS??????? Answered by Jack LeSage. 





des conversions de bases différentes 
20030104 

From Christian: Je cherche désespérément la (les) règle(s) pour réussir des conversions de bases différentes : de base x vers base y. Answered by Claude Tardif. 





100 centimètres 
20021113 

From Un élève: je voudrais savoir la contenance de 100 centimètres cube en litre? Answered by Diane Hanson. 





Conversion de m2 en cm2 
20020310 

From Carole et Francis: Mon enfant est en 6ième année, il avait le problème suivant à faire dans un test: Trouve l'aire d'un rectangle mesurant 9 m par 4 m; donne ta réponse en m^{2} et en cm^{2}? Voici la solution de mon fils: 9m x 4m = 36m^{2} 9m = 900cm 4m = 400cm donc 900cm x 400cm = 360 000cm^{2} D'après moi sa réponse est bonne, j'aimerais avoir une confirmation puisque l'enseignante lui dit qu'il y a erreur. Answered by Claude Tardif. 





Les tableaux de conversions 
20010503 

From JeanJacques: Sur quel site est il possible de trouver tous les tableaux de conversions de mètres,kg,litre,m2,m3 Quelle est la relation entre les m^{3} et les litres 1 m^{3} = 1000 litres = 1000 kg? Answered by Claude Tardif. 

