Solve the following problems using a calculator and then check your solution with the computer by using Convert-it. You can find detailed tables of conversion factors in the

- How many miles is a 10 kilometer running race?
6.21 mile

- How many kilometers is a marathon (26.2 miles)?
42.2 km

- The temperature of Liquid Helium is 4 K, express this in degrees Celsius and degrees Fahrenheit.
-269.15 °C

-452.47 °F - The temperature of Liquid Nitrogen is 100 K, express this in degrees Celsius and degrees Fahrenheit
-173.15 °C

-279.67 °F - The temperature of dry ice is -56.5° Celcius, express this in kelvins and degrees Fahrenheit
216.65 K

-69.7 °F - Human body temperature is 98.6° Fahrenheit, express this in degrees Celsius and kelvins
37 °C

310.15 K - The Exxon Valdez spilled about 1 billion gallons of oil, how many liters is this?
3.8 x 10

^{9}l - The volume of a milk carton is 1/2 gallon. How many liters and milliliters is this?
1.89 L

1892 mL - The volume of the milk used for school lunch is 1/2 pint. How many liters and milliliters is this?
0.236 L

236 mL - The distance to the moon is 238,855 miles. How many meters is this?
3.84401 x 10

^{8}m - The distance from your nose to your fingertips with your arm stretched out is about 1 yard. How many meters is this? How many cm? How many mm?
0.9144 m

91.44 cm

914.4 mm

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