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Use Metric and Imperial Units to Solve Problems

In this worksheet, students will be asked to use metric and imperial units. Students will need to be able to convert between the two, in order to solve a range of problems. For some of the questions, the student may require a calculator.

'Use Metric and Imperial Units to Solve Problems' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Measurement

Curriculum subtopic:   Convert Between Metric Measurements

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

In this activity, you will use your knowledge of metric and imperial units of measurement to solve some problems.


These are the key facts you will need to remember:

1 inch is approximately 2.54cm

3 ft is approximately 1 m
5 miles is approximately 8 km
2 lbs is approximately 1 kg
1 oz is approximately 30 g
2 pints is approximately 1 litre



Convert 6 cm to inches. Write your answer to 2 decimal places.

As there are 2.54 cm in an inch, we need to divide by 2.54.

6 cm ÷ 2.54 = 2.36 inches

So, 6 cm = 2.36 inches

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