Converting between yards, metres and miles

Introduced in the Year 6 curriculum as: "Convert between miles and kilometres"

Metres and kilometres are both types of metric measure.

Miles and yards are both types of imperial measure.

There are 1760 yards in a mile

There are 1000 metres in a kilometre (km)

We say 1 mile is equal to 1600m or 1.6 km


Example 1:

Given, 5 miles = 8km, how many metres are there in 10 miles?

Answer: Well, 10 miles = 16 km and 16 km = 16000 metres


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