CONVERTING UNITS

to convert from smaller units to larger units → divide

to convert from larger units to smaller units → multiply

There are 1,000 meters in 1 kilometer.

To convert kilometers to meters, multiply the number of kilometers by 1,000.

$2\text{kilometers}=2\text{kilometers}\mathbf{\times}\frac{\mathrm{1,000}\text{meters}}{\text{1 kilometer}}=\mathrm{2,000}\text{meters}$

So, 2 kilometers is equal to 2,000 meters.

There are 12 inches in 1 foot.

To convert feet to inches, multiply the number of feet by 12.

$3\text{feet}=3\text{feet}\mathbf{\times}\frac{12\text{inches}}{\text{1 foot}}=36\text{inches}$

So, 3 feet is equal to 36 inches.

First, find the total amount of soda by multiplying.

12 fluid ounces × 3 = 36 fluid ounces

Now, convert 36 fluid ounces to cups.

There are 8 fluid ounces in 1 cup.

To convert fluid ounces to cups, divide the number of fluid ounces by 8.

$36\text{fl oz}=36\text{fl oz}\mathbf{\times}\genfrac{}{}{0.08ex}{}{1\text{c}}{\text{8 fl oz}}=4.5\text{c}$

So, there are 4.5 cups of soda in 3, full 12-ounce cans of soda.