# Apply Accurate Conversions Between Miles and Kilometres

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

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 1,000 paces, each of 2 steps. A kilometre is a metric measurement, equivalent to 1,000 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

To convert 25 miles into kilometres:

25 ÷ 5 = 5

5 x 8 = 40 kilometres

Now it's your turn!

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