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# Measurement for Praxis II ParaPro Test Prep Study Guide (page 5)

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Updated on Jul 5, 2011

### Converting Money

As always when converting units, multiply when changing from a larger unit to a smaller unit and divide when changing from a smaller unit to a larger unit. To convert dollars to cents, multiply by 100. To convert cents to dollars, divide by 100.

Example

Jillian has 7 dollars. How many dimes does she have?

To solve this problem, first convert Jillian's dollars to cents. Multiply the number of dollars by 100.

\$7 = 7 × 100¢ = 700¢

To convert from cents to dimes, you are going from a smaller unit to a larger unit—which means you have to divide. If Jillian has 700 cents, you need to divide by 10 to find out how many dimes she has.

700¢ ÷ 10 = 70 dimes

The practice quiz for this study guide can be found at:

Math for Praxis II ParaPro Test Prep Practice Problems

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