Mia, the Engineering and Safety Advisor for the Salty Creek Community Festival, is busy calculating all the supplies that the festival needs while also trying to stick to a budget. The festival is required to provide hand sanitiser by the toilets, for health and safety compliance. Mia needs to know how much they’ll need to purchase and what it’s going to cost.
Mia’s found a local supplier with a good price on an American brand of hand sanitiser. It comes in bottles that hold 1 US gallon of sanitiser and cost $50 each.
Converting between units and calculating the cost of supplies is important not only when you’re planning a town festival, but also in everyday life—when shopping for household items, cooking a new recipe, or budgeting for a party.
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- Check out units and conversions to learn more about calculating common units, their abbreviations, and how to convert between them. (20 minutes)