Answers: Burmo-American vs. Metric

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How many teaspoons are there in a barrel of vanilla extract?
31.5 gallons/barrel x 4 quarts/gallon x 2 pints/quart x 1
6 fluid ounces/pint x 2 tablespoons/ounce x 3 teaspoons/tablespoon = 24192 teaspoons/barrel
How many milliliters are there in a hectoliter of vanilla extract?
100,000
How many kilowatts does a 200-HP engine put out?
200 horsepower x 745.6999 kW/horsepower = 1491 kW
How many kilowatts does a 150-kilowatt engine put out?
150
The Handydandy air conditioner is rated at 300 BTU How many kilocalories is that?
300 BTU x 252 calories/BTU x 0.001 kilocalories/calorie = 75.6 kilocalories
The Handydandy air conditioner is rated at 300 kilojoules. How many kilojoules is that?
300
A map has a scale in which one inch on the map equals one mile on the earth. How long is a 600-yard object on the map?
600 yards / (5280 feet per mile / 3 feet per yard) = 0.34 inch
A map has a scale in which one centimeter on the map equals one kilometer on the earth. How long is a 600-meter object on the map?
0.6 cm
An average pepper plant occupies a square 10 inches on a side. How many plants can grow in one acre?
43,560 square feet per acre / (10 inches / 144 square inches per square foot) = 627264
An average dwarf pepper plant occupies a square 10 centimeters on a side. How many plants can grow in a hectare?
10 x 10 x 100 x 100 = 1,000,000
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