Factor Label Method of Problem Solving. Make sure that you…. Always label!!! Begin with the unit you want to find Cancel out the labels. The label that you want to find will be the only one that does not cancel out. Examples. How many seconds are there in August?. Conversion Factors:
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Factor LabelMethod of Problem Solving
The label that you want to find will be the only one that does not cancel out
How many seconds are there in August?
60 sec = 1min60 min = 1hour
24 hours = 1day31 days = August
= 2,678,400 sec
Interesting Facts for Sample Problems
= 2.79 X 10-4 km
? km =
The heaviest person in medical history was Jon Brower Minnoch (USA, 1941–83). He was 6’1” tall and weighed 442 kg in September 1976.
How many pounds did he weigh?
(HINT : use pg 18-19 in the back of your planner for conversion factors)
? lb =
= 972.4 lbs
Largest SpiderThe world's largest known spider is a male goliath bird-eating spider It had a record leg-span of 28 cm.
How many mm is this?
? mm =
= 280 mm
How many kg of hot dog did Takeru eat in 12 min? (HINT: 1 hotdog weights about 0.11 lb)
= 2.7 kg