# Which math unit conversions to know?

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by woox, Jun 22, 2011.

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1. ### woox 2+ Year Member

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Oct 2, 2008
Which math unit conversions do we have to know?

3. ### Dental2000 5+ Year Member

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Jan 12, 2011
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Was just thinking about posting the same question...

these are the ones that i think are important..

2.54cm = 1 inch
3 feet= 1 yard
12inch = 1 foot
1760 yards = 1 mile
1 mile = 1.6 km

1kg = 1000 grams
1 kg = 35.27396 oz

feel free to add more if anybody thinks im missing a few

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4. ### YoonSMiniature Schnauzer 5+ Year Member

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addition to that know how to convert gallons into ounce, and ounce into liter.

those problems are the one that I got wrong, since I randomly guessed

when I encoutered with unit conversion problems...

5. ### justdandi

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Dec 19, 2010
I'm not the OP, but thank you for the list!

Growing up learning the metric system, I still have tonnes of troubles with the English measurement even after years of living here.

6. ### woox 2+ Year Member

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What about Meters to Nano, mega, micro meters etc..?

7. ### YoonSMiniature Schnauzer 5+ Year Member

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Oct 10, 2010
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Just for incase..... but don't get too stressed.

you will hardly see those conversions on the real DAT.

However, know how to calculate with scientific notation.

8. ### woox 2+ Year Member

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Would Fahrenheit to Celsius be a good one to know?

Jul 11, 2009
New York
Yep.

10. ### camr 5+ Year Member

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Mar 20, 2010
The problems in the MATH DESTROYER gives you the conversions...is that just for practice?

Do they give you the conversions on the real DAT? I cant imagine that they wouldnt...if the destroyer does

Does anyone know?

11. ### LetsGo2DSchoolBanned 2+ Year Member

Jul 11, 2009
New York
They don't give sh*t on the exam. C'mon do you think anyone would get a conversion incorrect if they gave the darn formula?

These test makers are paid to screw you up on the exam. They are not doing you any favors.

12. ### camr 5+ Year Member

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Mar 20, 2010
wow super !

so which ones? lol

13. ### Strag 7+ Year Member

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If you have been going over many problems like many in the past have, you come to notice that there are some that you plain out need to know. These include scientific notation, F->C->K (temp.), 2.54 cm=1 in, yds to ft, ft to mi, mi to km etc.

Don't be too stressed out if you can't memorize everything. For the most part, it will only be 1 or 2 questions and even then they do it in a way of a word problem where they give you the conversions and basically ask you to set up a conversion problem to get to the answer.

14. ### camr 5+ Year Member

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Mar 20, 2010
Oh yeah..

So they DO give you a dryerases board and marker correct?

What do they give you for an eraser? Is it easy to erase?

15. ### LetsGo2DSchoolBanned 2+ Year Member

Jul 11, 2009
New York
Each test center is different. Some centers have thinner/thicker markers than others. Some erasers are good. Some suck. Some centers are now implementing scrap paper instead of dry erase boards.