20 inches to 2 feet hint you have to convert them into the same units for reasonable comparison, How do i do that

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  • [tex]\bf 20in\cdot \cfrac{2ft}{24in}\implies \cfrac{20\boxed{in}\cdot 2ft}{24\boxed{in}}\implies \cfrac{20\cdot 2ft}{24}[/tex]

    the idea being, you use their equivalent in a fraction,
    and you put the unit you want cancelled, at the top or
    bottom of the fraction, depends on where you need it,
    since for the sake of ratios a/b is the same as b/a,
    so you really can flip the ratio equation to suit you
    what unit you want to cancel