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Kilometres to Miles -- QTS Skills Tests

Updated on May 23, 2015

A question which will almost certainly crop up in the Mental Maths section of your Numeracy Skills Test will be converting Kilometres to Miles. Here is a quick and easy way to do this.

Remember - the test tells you that 8 km = 5 miles. This is an approximation, and this guide is taking this into account rather than the exact conversion.

There are two easy steps you need to take:

  1. Multiply the given number by ten
  2. Half it four times

Shall we give an example? We will start with 8...

Here is an example from the practice tests: 152 kilometers into 95 miles.

Note the numbers down the right hand side -- sometimes it is tricky to half bigger numbers, so it is helpful to half each section, and add them up.

Here is another example from the sample tests.

Here are some for you to try:

  1. 128 km = ? miles
  2. 560 km = ? miles
  3. 48 km = ? miles
  4. 328 km = ? miles
  5. 360 km = ? miles

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