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## Basic geometry and measurement

### Course: Basic geometry and measurement>Unit 5

Lesson 6: Converting to larger or smaller

# Converting units: centimeters to meters

Learn how to convert centimeters to meters by understanding the meaning of the "centi" prefix, which represents 1/100. We convert 37 centimeters to meters by dividing by 100, resulting in 0.37 meters. Created by Sal Khan.

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• can u also divide by 10?
• Yes, but you will need to divide by ten again because 100 cm equals a meter, and 10 times 10 equals 100.
• hello team i really need help i need to know if 180 mins = 7 seconds
• wait, if she's asking for 180 minutes in seconds, that would be 10800 seconds because we need to do 180*60, 60 representing how many seconds in a minut. i stole what NIKE7676 said
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• How many acres can be fertilized with 1392 gallons of fertilizer?
• This depends on how many gallons of fertilizer you need for each acre. If you need 100 gallons of fertilizer for each acre, then you only have enough for 13 acres, and you'll have 92 gallons of fertilizer leftover. If you need 25 gallons of fertilizer for each acre, then you have enough for 55 acres, and you'll have 17 gallons leftover. If you need 2 gallons of fertilizer for each acre, then you have enough for 696 acres, and you'll have no fertilizer leftover.

Just take 1392, and divide it by the number of gallons you need for each acre.
• is it possible to convert from inches to centimeters?
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• Yes! One inch is exactly 2.54 centimeters. So we multiply by 2.54 to convert from inches to centimeters, but divide by 2.54 to convert from centimeters to inches.

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• I have wacthed this like 11 times and i still dont get it
• Just memorize some prefixes and you will be good at converting
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• i look a way for a littel bit and hes is done can some one help me!
up vote my question plz
• If you looked away for a little bit, and the next thing you know is that he is done, then you can restart the video!
• This is so hard like how do u do this
• no 180 minutes = 3 hours