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**Let's just look at each of the conversions and see where
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**96 cups = 6 gallons****You know that each gallon equals 4 quarts therefore 6 gallons would be 24 quarts. Then each quart is 2 pints therefore 24 quarts is equal to 48 pints. And each pint is made up of 2 cups, therefore 48 pints would be 96 cups.****Or you could have done the problem the other way. There are 2 cups in one pint. There are 2 pints in one quart so that means that there are 4 cups in one quart. There are 4 quarts in a gallon, therefore there are 16 cups in a gallon. Therefore there are 96 cups in 6 gallons.**

**9 days = 216 hours****You know that each day has 24 hours. Therefore 9 days times 24 hours would be 216 hours.****Since there are 24 hours in a day you can say that 216 hours divided by 24 hours is 9 days**

**84 ounces = 7 pounds****There are 16 ounces in each pound, therefore 7 pounds times 16 ounces is 112 ounces. Therefore the conversation of 84 ounces = 7 pounds is incorrect.****Since there are 16 ounces in each pound you could say that 84 ounces divided by 16 equals 5.25 pounds. Therefore the conversation of 84 ounces = 7 pounds is incorrect.**

**2 miles = 10,560 feet****There are 5,280 feet to a mile, therefore 2 miles times 5280 feet is equal to 10,560 feet.****Since there are 5,280 feet in a mile you could say 10,560 feet divided by 5,280 feet is 2 miles.**

Now let us try another one

Which statement is **NOT** correct?

- 300 grams = 30,000 centigrams
- 10 grams = 0.01 kilograms
- 455 milliliters = 0.455 liters
- 0.01 kiloliters = 1,000 milliliters

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