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Understand Accurate Conversions Between Miles and Kilometres

In this worksheet, students will use the units of miles and kilometres to complete a variety of conversions.

'Understand Accurate Conversions Between Miles and Kilometres' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Measurement

Curriculum subtopic:   Convert Miles/Kilometres

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Worksheet Overview

Let's recap, miles and kilometres are used to measure distance.

An old Roman mile was 1000 paces, each of 2 steps. A kilometre is a metric measurement, equivalent to 1000 metres.

 

8 kilometres = 5 miles

1 kilometre = 5 ÷ 8 = 0.625 miles

 

Therefore, a kilometre is less than a mile.

 

To convert kilometres to miles you need to ÷ 8 and x 5

To convert miles to kilometres you need to ÷ 5 and x 8

 

Example

To convert 56 kilometres into miles

56 ÷ 8 = 7 

7 x 5 = 35 miles

 

Now it's your turn!

 

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