Conversion Video (Tablespoons to Milliliters and back again).wmv

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in this video we're going to be working

with conversions we're going to be

converting milliliters and tablespoons

and back again here's our first example

we're going to convert four tablespoons

into how many milliliters here's our

conversion factor but we're not going to

use this one we're going to use an

approximation where one tablespoon

equals 15 milliliters we begin with our

example four tablespoons we're going to

insert our conversion factor and

remember we're going to multiply or

divide by the number one just to change

a label so we have our conversion factor

again we're going to turn that into a

ratio 15 milliliters over tablespoons

this equals one and we're going to move

to our chart we're going to multiply

that conversion factor into our four

tablespoons notice what we're converting

to is on top two milliliters again we're

inserting one label in an effort to

cancel out another label we're trying to

cancel out the tablespoons so those

cancel out we clear those out of the out

of the problem so we have 4 times 15

milliliters we're going to go ahead and

multiply that that gives us 60 so that's

our solution so 4 tablespoons equals 60

milliliters let's go through another

example we have milliliters that we're

going to convert the tablespoons so

let's convert 60 milliliters into how

many tablespoons we begin what I 60

milliliters again we insert our

conversion factor we know that the

tablespoons equal 15 milliliters we're

going to put that into a ratio we're

gonna add a table spoons on top this

time remember this equals 1 so we have

the 60 milliliters we're going to

multiply our conversion factor notice

again what we're converting to is on top

will cancel it out the milliliters this


so now we have the 60 and we're going to

multiply across into the tablespoons now

we divide the 15 so we end up with 4

tablespoons so that's our solution so 4

tablespoons equals 60 milliliters and

that's the end of our example Thanks