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Subject: converting square miles to square meters
Name: susan
Who are you: Student

how do you convert square miles into square meters

Hi Susan.

Each mile is 1609.344 meters. So this is the linear conversion factor. Let's do the arithmetic and show how we cancel the units. First we multiply by the conversion factor:

Clearly we aren't done because the units are now miles times meters. So we do it again:

This gives our answer.

Stephen La Rocque. >

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