HOW TO EASILY CONVERT METRIC MEASUREMENTS IN YOUR HEAD FOR TRAVELERS

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A MATHLETE TO DO THESE SIMPLE CONVERSIONS! IMPRESS YOUR FRIENDS (AND MAYBE THAT FOREIGN CUTIE AT THE BAR) WITH YOUR WHIP FAST ABILITY TO CONVERT FAHRENHEIT TO CELSIUS, MILES TO KILOMETERS AND METERS TO FEET USING ONLY YOUR BRAIN!  THOUGH I GUESS THE MORE PRACTICAL REASON WOULD BE WHILE YOU'RE TRAVELING AND DON'T KNOW HOW FAR YOU'RE GOING, HOW HIGH YOU'RE CLIMBING OR THE WEATHER OUTSIDE. 

ANYWAY, WHO SAID MATH WAS USELESS?


 

FAHRENHEIT TO CELSIUS

 ACTUAL FORMULA: (FAHRENHEIT - 32 )/ 1.8 = C

MATH HACK: (FAHRENHEIT - 30) / 2 = C

EX USING ACTUAL MATH: 41F = (41 -32) /1.8 = 5C

EX using MATH HACK: 41F = (41 -30) = (11/2) = 5.5C

*I always remember that Fahrenheit tends to be higher than Celsius, so I remember I would need to subtract to convert. Ex: 70F = 21C *

 

CELSIUS TO FAHRENHEIT

ACTUAL FORMULA: CELSIUS (1.8) + 32 = F

MATH HACK: CELSIUS(2) + 30 = F

EX USING ACTUAL MATH: 5C(1.8) + 32 = 9+ 32 = 41F

EX USING MATH HACK: 5C(2) + 30 = 10 + 30 = 40F

 

MILES TO KILOMETERS

ACTUAL MATH: 1 mile = 1.6 km

MATH HACK: Add 60% to the Mileage. (MILEAGE x .60) + MILEAGE =KM

EXAMPLE: (30MILES x .60% = 18) 

30 MILES + 18MILES = 48KM

 

KILOMETERS TO MILES

ACTUAL MATH: 1KM = .62137119 mi

MATH HACK: SUBTRACT 40% FROM KM

EXAMPLE: (48KM X .40 = 19.2) 

48KM - 19.2 = 28.8 MILES

*Notice the numbers aren't exactly the same, but these are approximations for when you're on the go. 

 

FEET TO METERS

ACTUAL MATH: 1 FOOT = .3048METERS

MATH HACK: (FEET / 10 ) x 3 = FEET

EXAMPLE: (10,000 feet / 10 = 1,000)  x 3 = 3,000METERS

 

METERS TO FEET

 1 METER = 3.2808399 FEET

MATH HACK:  (METERS /3) x 10 = FEET

EXAMPLE: (3000METERS / 3 = 1000) x 10 = 10,000FEET

ACTUAL: 9843FEET

*These hacks are good for traveling, when you need a rough estimate. They are not exact numbers, but close enough!

 

DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER TIPS FOR CONVERTING MEASUREMENTS IN YOUR HEAD?  COMMENT BELOW! 

 

 

 

 

 

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