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### Course: Geometry (all content)>Unit 8

Lesson 1: Volume of rectangular prisms

# Conversion between metric units

Want to learn how to convert between different units of volume using prefixes like kilo, hecto, deka, deci, centi, and milli? In this video, you'll see how to use these prefixes to compare centiliters and dekaliters, and how to use dimensional analysis to convert one dekaliter to centiliters. You'll also get some tips on how to check your answers and avoid common mistakes. Watch now and master this useful skill! Created by Sal Khan and Monterey Institute for Technology and Education.

## Want to join the conversation?

• What do I do if the conversion is between Km and Miles?
• One kilometer is equal to .621371192 miles.
• Are there units smaller than a mililiter?
• There are actually many units lower than a millimeter, here are some of them.
micrometer
nanometer
picometer
• Is there a video on converting with metric units cubed?
• You could search

Converting Metric Units Cubed

I'm sure they'll have it!
• This was the most confusing lesson ever.
• How do you convert 100 kM to M?
• well 1km is 1000metres so with my knowledge you have to multiply the 1000metres by 100 so its gonna be 100000metres
• how is 1.75 cg (centigrams) equal to 0.0175 g (grams)?
• centigram is 100th of a gram (1/100). So if I take (1/100) * centigrams, I will get the number of grams.

(1/100) * 1.75 = 0.0175 grams.
• For some reason I can’t grasp the concept
• Is decaliter the same as dekaliter?