CONVERTING UNITS

to convert from smaller units to larger units → divide

to convert from larger units to smaller units → multiply

There are 2 cups in 1 pint.

To convert cups to pints, divide the number of cups by 2.

$56\text{cups}=56\text{cups}\mathbf{\times}\frac{1\text{pint}}{\text{2 cups}}=28\text{pints}$

So, 56 cups is equivalent to 28 pints.

There are 1,000 milligrams in 1 gram.

To convert grams to milligrams, multiply the number of grams by 1,000.

$0.8\text{gram}=0.8\text{gram}\mathbf{\times}\frac{\mathrm{1,000}\text{milligrams}}{\text{1 gram}}=800\text{milligrams}$

So, 0.8 gram is equivalent to 800 milligrams.