Are formulas or conversion factors given on the exam?

  1. I'm hearing conflicting things about this.

    On the practice test I took, I was given a formula, for example, of calculating degrees Celsius when given degrees Fahrenheit.

    Will the actual exam give any of these?
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   idkmybffjill
    On mine, they gave the conversions between the US and the metric system, such as the conversion rate between ounces and grams. I'm not sure about temperature conversions specifically myself. The test did not, however, give the conversions for units within the metric system, such as grams to kilograms. You have to know how to convert between those yourself.

    Formulas for area, etc were not given either.
  4. by   RDanielle98
    Quote from idkmybffjill
    On mine, they gave the conversions between the US and the metric system, such as the conversion rate between ounces and grams. I'm not sure about temperature conversions specifically myself. The test did not, however, give the conversions for units within the metric system, such as grams to kilograms. You have to know how to convert between those yourself.

    Formulas for area, etc were not given either.
    Thank you!
    I just took the exam today and had the same experience, for future people who stumble upon this thread and are wondering!

    Helpful mnemonics for circumference and area of a circle (which I needed to know)

    C=πd

    Cherry pie? Delicious!

    A=2π^r

    Apples pies are, too! (too for squared!)
  5. by   hello77kitty
    They gave me the formula for the temp conversions. No metric conversion factors. I personally use "King Henry Died By Drinking Chocolate Milk" to help me remember metrics. They asked for the area of a rectangle and did not give me a formula.

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