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Conversion [#permalink]  20 Aug 2009, 07:29
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Hi,
could someone provide any important pointers for conversion such as 1cm=100 m then how 1cm^3 is equal to how many meters or kilometers?

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Re: Conversion [#permalink]  20 Aug 2009, 10:52
When there are too many to convert try:
Example: convert cm to km...

10cm X (1m/100cm) X (1km/1000m) . this way you can see units being canceled out and have a clearer sense of what's going on.
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Re: Conversion [#permalink]  21 Aug 2009, 03:27
thanks!

Could you please explain how unit of measurement raised to power work? ex convert 1mm^3 to cm or cm^2?

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Re: Conversion [#permalink]  21 Aug 2009, 04:52
bassiseema wrote:
thanks!

Could you please explain how unit of measurement raised to power work? ex convert 1mm^3 to cm or cm^2?

thanks

well 1mm^3 can be written as 1mm *1mm *1mm (like multiplying to get volume - L*W*H or area with squared feet etc.). So to convert those you can try 1mm *1mm*1mm * 1cm/10mm * 1cm/10mm * 1cm/10mm to get cm^3. I dont think any problems will have you get something like:
mm*cm^2 - they will want you to convert everything to the other measurement. Or they could ask you to find a measurement like Width in cm from area in mm^3 and then ask you to get surface area in CM.
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Re: Conversion   [#permalink] 21 Aug 2009, 04:52
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