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Compound Units

Practise using compound units such as speed, unit pricing and density to solve problems.

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This is level 3; Solving problems involving compound units. You can earn a trophy if you get at least 4 questions correct.

The speed on a particular road in the UK is 70 mph. What is this speed expressed in kilometres per hour if 1 mile = 1.6 km? km/h Correct Wrong

A sprinter runs a 100 metre race in 17 seconds. What is the sprinter's average speed in km/h? Give your answer to three significant figures. km/h Correct Wrong

How many kilograms of soap powder should be added to 11 litres of water if the concentration should be 49 grams per centilitre? kg Correct Wrong

In a UK supermarket sugar was on sale for 59p per kilogram bag. In an American convenience store sugar was being sold in a different way. For $1 you could get 834g. If the exchange rate was £1 = $1.60 by how many pennies is a kilogram of sugar cheaper in the UK? Give your answer to the nearest whole number. pence Correct Wrong

The numerical value of the density of an cube, expressed in kilograms per cubic metre, is equal to its surface area expressed in square centimetres. If each edge of the cube is of length 15cm, what is its mass? Give your answer to three significant figures. kg Correct Wrong

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Try your best to answer the questions above. Type your answers into the boxes provided leaving no spaces. As you work through the exercise regularly click the "check" button. If you have any wrong answers, do your best to do corrections but if there is anything you don't understand, please ask your teacher for help.

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Level 1 - Using simple compund units in calculations

Level 2 - Converting between one compound unit and another

Level 3 - Solving problems involving compound units

Useful Information

mph stands for miles per hour

km/h stands for kilometers per hour

Distance = Speed x Time

Mass = Density x Volume

Pressure = Force ÷ Area

There are 100 centilitres in a litre

Don't wait until you have finished the exercise before you click on the 'Check' button. Click it often as you work through the questions to see if you are answering them correctly.

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