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The decimal point moves to the left.

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Q: What happens to a decimal place in the number when you are converting from a smaller metric unit to a larger unit?
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Are you converting from a smaller to larger unit or larger to smaller unit converting millimeters to meter?

You convert to a larger unit. Smaller to larger. Metre is 1000 times larger than a millimetre


Are you converting from a smaller unit to a larger unit or from a larger unit to a smaller unit?

The answer to that one is going to depend on two things:-- what unit you are converting from-- what unit you are converting to


How do you convert 832 mg to grams?

Move the decimal point (after 2) 3 spots to the left. remember, since you are converting from smaller to larger, the decimal point moves to the left.


When converting a smaller metric unit to a larger metric unit do you move the decimal to the left?

Yes. For example, 100 grams = 0.1 kilograms


How do you determine which decimal is larger?

if the decimal number is smaller than the decimal is larger.


Do you divide to convert meters?

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.


When converting a larger unit of measurement to a smaller unit you what?

Multiply


When your converting do you mutiply or divide?

It could be either, depending on whether you're converting to a larger or smaller unit.


12 cm converted to m?

Since there are 100 cm in 1 m, you must divide 12 by 100. This gives you 12/100, which can be reduced to 3/25, or 0.12 in decimal form. Whenever you are converting in metric units, you only have to move the decimal based on the different measurements. In this case, a meter is 100 centimeters, so the decimal is moved two places over. Which direction you move it depends on which way you are converting. Converting from a smaller size to a bigger one requires you to move the decimal to the left, and converting from a larger size to a smaller one requires you to move the decimal to the right, adding zeroes as necessary.


Must a unit be divided by multiples of ten when converting from a larger unit to a smaller unit?

No.


How do you calculate decimal range of temperature?

You record the temperatures as decimal numbers and subtract the smaller from the larger.


Which is bigger 16.1 or 16.02?

16.1 is larger cause if the 1 is in the tenths then it has a larger value and 2 which is in the hundredths is a smaller value remember tenths are larger behind the decimal and more than tenths is a smaller value behind the decimal

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