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Lesson 10: Conversion word problems

# Multi-step unit conversion examples (metric)

Sal solves multi-step unit conversion examples with metric units of measure.

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• how do I change the m into km
• 1m =1000g
So, we are converting m to km
Means we are converting a smaller unit to a bigger unit and hence ,the answer will be smaller than the value of m so we will divide.

For example : we need to convert 5000m to km
Now , 1 km = 1000m
We will divide 5000 by 1000
And then finally the answer will be 5 km.

Hope it helps 😃
• I dont get the part where 1000 times 1.38 is 1380 wouldn't it be adding three zeroes, 1,380,000.
• If it is a whole number without a decimal 138 would become 138000 if you multiplied it by 1000. However, with a decimal instead of adding zeroes, you are to move the decimal point to the left the number of zeroes there are in the multiple of 10.
• Is this similar to unit multipliers? We have to do two or three conversions per problem using fractions, can I use this same math?
• Sure. As long as you come out with the right answer. Many problems in math have several different ways to solve. Whichever is easiest for you. :)
• 1 kilogram = 100 grams

1 meter = 100 centimeters

1 liter = 1000 milliliters
• How do u get the answer if u do .65*1000
• If you multiply a decimal with a 10 multiple, you have to move the point the same number of times to the left as the number of 0s. Let me take your example, 0.65*1000. There are 3 0s so you will have to move the point three positions to the left. You can add 0s at the end if necessary. Your final answer here will be 650.
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• How 1m= God 100000 man fr
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• I still don't understand converting.
AAAHHHHH I really need help, anyone be willing to help me?

Todavía no entiendo lo que es convertirse. AAAHHHHH Realmente necesito ayuda, ¿alguien está dispuesto a ayudarme?

나는 아직도 변환을 이해하지 못한다. AAAHHHHH 정말 도움이 필요해, 누구든지 나를 도와 줄 의향이 있습니까?

אני עדיין לא מבין גיור. אאאהה אני באמת צריך עזרה, מישהו יהיה מוכן לעזור לי?

Я до сих пор не понимаю, что такое конвертация. АААААА, мне действительно нужна помощь, кто-нибудь готов мне помочь?

Ακόμα δεν καταλαβαίνω τι είναι η μετατροπή. AHHHHHH, χρειάζομαι πραγματικά βοήθεια, είναι κανείς πρόθυμος να με
βοηθήσει;

Je ne comprends toujours pas la conversion. AAAHHHHH J'ai vraiment besoin d'aide, quelqu'un est-il prêt à m'aider?
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• How do i find out how to change 1 Cubic Kilo meters to 1000 Cubic ? I cant figure it out...