Meaning of Convert in Math

What is the meaning of convert in math? The word convert could mean a few different things in math.

  • It could mean to convert from one unit to another.
  • It could mean to convert a type of number to another type.
  • It could mean to convert an equation from one form to another.

Convert from one unit to another

  • 1 day = 24 hours
  • 1 foot  = 12 inches
  • 1 kilometer  = 1000 meters

Convert days to hours

15 days  = 15 × 24 hours = 360 hours

Convert feet to inches

4 feet = 4 × 12 inches = 48 inches

Convert kilometers to meters

8 kilometers = 8 × 1000 meters = 8000 meters

Convert from one type of number to another

Converting the fraction 2 / 5 to a decimal is equal to 0.4

Converting the whole number 8 to a fraction is equal to 8 / 1

Convert an equation from one form to another

Convert a quadratic equation from standard form to vertex form

Convert the equation of a line from slope-intercept form to point-slope form

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