5.1.7 Length in the Metric System
Activity: Units of Length
(a) Write 327 centimeters as meters.
How many centimeters are in 1 meter? It’s okay to go back to the previous screen and look at the diagram at the bottom.
(a) There are 100 cm in 1 m and we are converting from a small unit to a large unit, so we divide by 100 to change cm into m.
(b) Write 6.78 meters as centimeters.
(b) There are 100 cm in 1 m. This time, we are converting from a large unit to a smaller unit, so we multiply by 100.
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