# Conversions

Did you ever wonder how people do measurement conversions?  Well then, that's why you're at my web site.  In my website you will learn haw to convert feet into inches.   To make it more fun I'm going to be converting famous athlete's heights.   Basically when you convert anybody's height you'll get an even number except for if you're 5'7".  Remember these are estimations.  I will also be converting people's heights to now how tall they are now.

### Why you convert and How to do it

Because it's confusing   to have 2 units of measurement when converting, you have to use the same units for everything you are calculating.  An example is:  Say someone is 5'10".   You would multiply 5 x 12 and get 60.  (You use 12 because that's how many inches there are in a foot.)  I converted it to inches so there is only one unit of measurement.   After you get 60, you add 10 more inches to it because that's the other unit of measurement--inches that you started with.  Eventually, you convert all of it to inches.   So when you add 60 and 10 together you get 70 inches.  That's how you convert two units of measurement to one unit of measurement.

### First Step to Conversions

Say you want to know about how tall Michael Jordan was when he was two years old.  Right  now he is 6'6"

1. Remember to convert all of the measurements to the same unit.  We'll use inches.    6' x 12" = 72"

2. Then, add 6" to 72" for a grand total of 78".  6" + 72" = 78"               That's how you convert feet to inches.

3. Do you know that pediatricians multiply peoples height's to find out how tall they will be as a grown up?  Because division and multiplication are inverse operations, I'm dividing by two to find out how tall they were when they were two years old.  Divide that by 2.  78" ÷ 2 = 39 inches.

4. To convert 39 inches back to feet you divide 39 by 12.    (39÷12=3 r.3)  That's 3 feet and 3 inches.

Or take Eddie George.  He is 6 feet and 2 inches tall.  So you would divide it by two ( 6 x 12 = 72 + 2 = 74 ).  You would   end up with 3' 1"( 3 x 12+ 1, 36 + 1 = 37 inches tall when he was two years old).

Another example is Doug Flutie.  He is 5'10".  So you would take 5'10" and divide it by two. ( 5 x 12 = 60 + 10 = 70 inches.)   It would be 2'11"(2 x 12 + 11, 24 +11 = 35 inches when he was two years old).

One more is Shannon Sharpe.   Right now he is 6'2".  Take 6'2" and divide it by two. ( 6 x 12 =72 + 2 = 74 )  You would end up with 3'1".( 3 x 12 + 1, 36 + 1 = 37 inches when he was two years old.

My next to last one is Corey Dillon.  Right now he is 6'1".  So you take 6'1" and divide it by two ( 6 x 12 = 72 inches + 1 = 73 inches).  He is 36.5 inchs when he was two years old or just 3'½" tall ( 3 x 12 + ½, 36 + ½ = 36 and ½).

My last example is Curtis Martin from the New York Jets and a X Patriot.  Right now he is 5'11" ( 5 x 12 = 60 + 11 = 71 inches.  Right now he is 71 inches tall).  So Curtis Martin was 35.5 inches tall when he was two years old.  Or you could say that he was 2'11' and 1/2 ( 2 x 12 = 24, 24 + 11 = 35 + 1/2 = 35 1/2 inches tall when he was two years old).

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