







Conversing from tons to cubic yards 
20190803 

From Kathleen: Is there a simple formula to convert the following from tons to cubic yards:
Topsoil
Sand base
Fill dirt Answered by Penny Nom. 





Converting inches to centimeters 
20180525 

From Jason: Hi!
Is there a method to approximately convert inches to cm in my head without using a calculator?
Thanks!
Jason Answered by Penny Nom. 





Converting decimals to common fractions 
20180508 

From Ruth: what does the 0 represent in .018 versus the decimal .180? As in, changing these to fractions? Thank you. Answered by Penny Nom. 





4444 base five 
20161111 

From John: If 4444 is a number in Base5, is 624 its value? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Converting a fraction to a percentage 
20160222 

From Preitty: How can I turn fractions into percentages when the denominator is not a number that can multiply to 100? Answered by Penny Nom. 





How do I make fractions into decimals? 
20140531 

From jay: Hi,
I wanted to know how do I make fractions into decimals example 1 3/8? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Converting to base 5 
20140410 

From Usama: Convert the numbers used in the following expressions into those of basefive and solve :
21+34108+62
Convert the result so obtained into decimal system and thus check your answer? 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. 





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. 





Converting base 3 to 5 
20110228 

From Harry: Hey Math Central, I came across your website and im in need of help on my maths c assignment. I have to convert base 3 to 5 without converting back to ten. I heard that you can use patterns in 3 and 5 to make an equation but im not sure how to and i also heard you can use logarithms but i dont know how to use those so im kinda stumped. Answered by Robert Dawson. 





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. 





A 3digit number in base 7 has its digits reversed when expressed in base 9. 
20070128 

From Ashley: A 3digit number in base 7 has its digits reversed when expressed in base 9. Find this number. Answered by Penny Nom. 





converting square miles into square meters 
20070127 

From Susan: how do you convert square miles into square meters Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Converting a decimal into a fraction 
20060906 

From Andres: How do i convert a decimal into a fraction? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Converting sq ft to sq meters 
20060803 

From JB: I would like to convert 2700 square feet into square meters. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Converting units 
20060121 

From A student: 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 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. 





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. 





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. 





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. 





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. 





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. 





Numbers in base 5 
20030216 

From Lori: I'm trying to help my 6th grader with converting numbers like 82 to base 5 and 182 to base 12. We saw your examples on 613, but still are confused. Answered by Penny 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. 





Converting Metric Measurements 
19990408 

From Rick: Do you have any simple explanations for converting Metric measurements to other Metric measurements?? What helpful hints do you also have for a 5th Grader... Answered by Penny Nom. 





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. 

