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Using Dimensional Analysis
Common Core: 6.RP.3d N.Q.1

Using Dimensional Analysis

Author: Graham Pardun

This lesson demonstrates how to use dimensional analysis to covert rates.

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In this lesson, I'll show you how to use dimensional analysis to convert from any unit system to any other unit system. Specifically, I'll show you how to convert the speed of light in meters/second to miles/hour! (Note: Because I took the liberty to do some rounding, the speed of light in miles/hour will only be roughly correct--correct within a few thousand miles per hour, anyway).