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### Course: Basic geometry and measurement>Unit 5

Lesson 5: Conversion word problems (larger to smaller)

# 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 decimeters to kilometers
• I need some help! Is anyone willing to help? It would very helpful if you could. I don't understand how to convert decimals.
• i will. Here are some examples of converting fractions.100/1000=0.0100,1/10=0.1,1 1/100=1.001
• I did not understand the last question. but okay
• hey, thanks for this video this helped me alot ! ty!!

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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.
• How do you get to 1380 grams if you multiply 1000x1.38