# If I wanted to know how many feet are in 120 inches, what is the conversion factor that you would use to solve the problem?

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• there are 12 inches in 1 feet

120 inches x 1ft/12in = 10 ft answer//

• the conversion factor is the number of inches there are in 1 ft

• The conversion factor is 12 inches = 1 foot.

(Note: the problem did not ask you to solve how many feet or in 120 inches. It only asked what factor you would need to know to do the conversion.)

• 12 inches = 1 foot

120 inches = 10 feet

• 12:1::120:x

x=120*1/12

• 12 inches = 1 foot. is the conversation factor .

Hence

120 in / 12 in = 10 ft.

Remember the Imperial Linear Table.

12 in = 1 ft,.

3 ft = 1 yard

22 yds = 1 chain

10 chns = 1 furlong

8 furlongs = 1 mile.

• 120 inches ...... 1 foot

--------------- x ------------- = 10 feet

........ 1 ......... 12 inches

• 1 foot = 12 inches so divide by 12.

120 inches = 120/12 = 10 feet.

• I would use 1 foot = 12 inches.

• There are 12 inches in a foot, so:

120 in (1/12 ft/in) = 10 ft