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!**