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science physics# What conversion factor would you use to convert minutes to hours?

Last Updated: 18th February, 2020

**conversion**is necessary, the appropriate

**conversion factor**to an equal value must

**be used**. Forexample, to

**convert**inches to feet, the appropriate

**conversion**value is 12 inches equal 1 foot. To

**convertminutes to hours**, the appropriate

**conversion**value is 60

**minutes**equal 1

**hour**.

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Moreover, does multiplying by a conversion factor change the amount of what is being measured?

when a **measurement** is **multiplied by aconversion factor**, the numerical value is generally**changed**, but the actual size of the **quantity measured**remains the same.

Similarly, what is a conversion factor in math? A **conversion factor** is a ratio (or fraction)which represents the relationship between two different units. A**conversion factor** is ALWAYS equal to 1. Here are some**examples** of **conversion factors**: All these**conversion factors** are equal to 1. Without units, the firstfraction would be 1 / 60.

People also ask, how do conversions work?

Summary. The important points are: Write the**conversion** as a fraction (that equals one) Multiply it out(leaving all units in the answer)

What is an equality and how is it used in a conversion factor?

An **equality** expresses the quantityof two different metric units. The ratio of the two values arecalled **conversions factors**. Write the **equality** and**conversions factors** for the relationship between miles andhours for a car traveling at 55mi/h.