Section 3.2 Dimensional Analysis

Since many measurements in the United States are in the English system, you may often be required to convert from English units like pounds to SI units like kilograms. Luckily, we can use facts (like 1 kilogram is approximately 2.2 pounds) to convert between different measurement systems.

Distance sign with 10 miles 16 kilometers
Road sign with kilometers and miles

Our objectives for this section are to

  • use dimensional analysis to convert from one system of measurement to another system of measurement.

Use the resources below to help you accomplish these objectives.

Section 3.2 Workbook (PDF) – 9/7/19

Section 3.2 Practice Solutions

Chapter 3 Practice Solutions (PDF)