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Who is asking: Parent Level: Secondary Question: I know it can be set up something like: 5525km x _#####___mm I know you can set this problem up in fraction form like figuring ratios, but I can't remember how. Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated. |
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Hi Donna, The key to converting metric units is to know the meaning of the prefixes. The meanings can be found in the answer to a previous question. The most commonly used prefixes are
Thus a centimeter is one hundredth of a meter, a milliliter is one thousandth of a liter and a kilogram is one thousand grams. Thus 0.5526 kilometers is 552.6 meters which is 552600 millimeters. Penny |