Compare
the
numbers
6 miles
per
hour
and
3 meters
per
second
.

(1)
Convert
both
numbers to
the same
units of
measurement,
and then
(2)
compare
the
numbers.

(1)
Convert
both
numbers to
the same
units of
measurement.
(For
purposes
of this
example,
miles per
hour will
be
converted
to meters
per
second.)

1
mile =
1609.344
meters

1 hour =
3600
seconds

(2)
Compare
the
numbers
2.7 meters
per
second
(which is
the
equivalent
of 6 miles
per hour)
and
3 meters
per
second
. *(A
number
line is
not
necessary,
but is
shown to
highlight
the
results of
the unit
conversion.)*

Number
Line

The
number
line shows
that
2.7
is
less
than
3
.

2.7
*
<
*
3

The
number
line shows
that
3
is
greater
than
2.7
.

3
*
>*
2.7