To convert from a larger unit to a smaller unit you would multiply.

Ex: 5 km = 5000 m

Where 1 km = 1000 m

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It depends on which factor you are multiplying or dividing by. It can go either way. To convert from ounces to grams, for instance, you can divide by 28.350, or you can multiply by 0.035273.

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Q: Do you multiply or divide to change from a larger unit to a smaller unit?

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Divide

multiply

divide

You divide the numbers.

you divide or multiply

You must divide.

to get a unit

That depends on what you are converting from. If you are converting from larger units, you multiply. If you are converting from smaller units, you divide.

Because the number of larger units will be less than the number of smaller units, and when you divide the answer is usually smaller than the number you started with.

When going from larger to smaller measurements, there will be more of them so it is necessary to multiply. 1 meter = 100 centimeters When going from smaller to larger measurements, there will be fewer of them so it is necessary to divide. 100 centimeters = 1 meter

It is either two quantities that are larger or smaller than the ones that you started with, depending on whether the number that you multiplied or divided by was greater than or less than 1.Multiply by a number greater than 1 : both larger.Multiply by a number less than 1 : both smaller.Divide by a number greater than 1 : both smaller.Divide by a number less than 1 : both larger.

The metric system is based on the number 10. Every unit change, whether it be larger or smaller, is a multiple of 10. To change to a larger unit, simply multiply by 10. Do the reverse - divide by 10 - to change to a smaller unit. All metric units are changed like this.

Of course you multiply. As an example, the larger unit could be kilometer (that equal 1000 meter-the smaller unit); then 2 km (larger unit) = 2 x 1000 = 2000 meters (smaller unit)

There are two ways that are essentially the same and can be used freely - as long as the two units are of the same dimension (length, mass, time, etc.) of course.First way: MultiplicationYou multiply with the relation between the largerunit and the smaller unit, i.e. with how many of the larger unit that goes per one of the smallerunit.ExamplesIf the smaller unit is m (meter) and the larger is km (kilometer), you multiply by 1/1000 km/m.If the smaller unit is inches (in) and the larger is feet (ft), you multiply by 1/12 ft/in.If the smaller unit is µg (micrograms) and the larger is kg (kilograms), you multiply by 1/1,000,000,000 kg/µg.Second way: DivisionYou divide by the relation between the smallerunit and the larger unit, i.e. with how many of the smaller unit goes per one of the larger unit.ExamplesIf the smaller unit is m (meter) and the larger is km (kilometer), you divide by 1000 m/km to go from meters to kilometers.If the smaller unit is inches (in) and the larger is feet (ft), you divide by 12 in/ft to go from inches to feet.If the smaller unit is µg (micrograms) and the larger is kg (kilograms), you divide by 1,000,000,000µg/kg.

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divide the smaller number by the larger number, and multiply by 100. 60 is 75% of 80.

There are lots of small units in each big unit. As a result, the number of small units is greater and to go from a greater number to a smaller number you need to divide by a number which is biiger than 1.Alternatively, to change a smaller unit to a larger unit you can always multiply by a number which is between 0 and 1.

You subtract the smaller number from the larger, then divide the result by the larger number and multiply that result by 100.

-- divide the larger number by the smaller one-- subtract '1' from the answer-- multiply what's left by 100You now have the percentage increase from the smaller number to the larger one.

Subtract a positive value from it. Add a negative value to it. Multiply by a number smaller than 1 Divide by a number larger than 1.

Example. (meters to millimeters) There are more millimeters in a metre(1000 to be precise) Therefore you multiply by 1000 to get from metres to millimeters That is wrong we don't want an example You have multiply because the larger unit has to broken down into plenty of smaller measurements or units. When you do that the number is multiplied into many smaller units.

No, that will indicate the percentage the smaller number is of the larger number.

Divide the larger number by the smaller one. If the answer is an integer, the larger number is a multiple of the smaller.

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because you have to multiply to break it down into a smaller number