- US Customary Units
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- Choosing a Measuring Tool
- Choosing U.S. Customary Measurement Units
- Measuring Length to the Nearest Inch
- Measuring Length to the Nearest Quarter or Half Inch
- U.S. Customary Unit Conversion with Whole Number Values
- Conversions Involving Measurements in Feet and Inches
- Adding Measurements in Feet and Inches
- U.S. Customary Unit Conversion with Whole Number Values: Two-Step Conversion
- U.S. Customary Unit Conversion with Mixed Number Values: One-Step Conversion
- U.S. Customary Unit Conversion with Mixed Number Values: Two-Step Conversion

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# U.S. Customary Unit Conversion with Mixed Number Values : Two-Step Conversion

In this lesson, we have mixed number values of customary units. These units must be converted to other customary unit involving two-step conversion.

**Rules of conversion**

The mixed number values are converted into fractions

The conversion rules are applied and customary unit is converted into required unit.

Convert between yards and in

$6\frac{1}{4}$ yd = __in

### Solution

**Step 1:**

1 yd = 3 ft

1 ft = 12 in

**Step 2:**

So, $6\frac{1}{4}$ yd = $\frac{25}{4} \times$ 3 ft = $\frac{25}{4} \times 3 \times 12$ in = 225 in

Convert between gallons (gal) and cups (c)

$8\frac{1}{2}$ gal = __c

### Solution

**Step 1:**

1 gal = 4 qt

1 qt = 2 pt

1 pt = 2 c

1 gal = 16 c

**Step 2:**

So, $8\frac{1}{2}$ gal = $\frac{17}{2} \times$ 16 c = 136 c

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