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.
What is a big number and what is not depends on the context. A trillion blood cells is a small number, a trillion living organisms on a planet is a small number. On the other hand, a trillion mammals on a planet is a large number.The measurement unit also makes a difference: I prefer to walk a trillion nanometres rather than wait for a bus. And I am more than 2 trillion milliseconds old.
Because when you convert to a larger unit, you know that you will wind up with less of them, and if you divide by a number greater than ' 1 ', then the quotient is always a smaller number than you started with.
The unit measure which is larger than miles is only 1 unit that is, the light years .
An astronomical unit is not larger than a light year. A light years is considered to be approximately 62,000 times larger than an astronomical unit.
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.
Rules for dividing by a fraction are multiply by the reciprocal. The reciprocal of a unit fraction is a whole number. Multiplying by a whole number will make the answer (quotient) larger. ex unit fraction 1/a 7 divided by 1/a = 7 x a/1 = 7a .... a times larger than 7.
You move it to the left. As the unit gets larger, the base number gets smaller. One gram would be .001 kilograms. A kilogram is much larger than a gram, so the base number would be smaller to make up for being represented by a larger unit.
You convert to a larger unit. Smaller to larger. Metre is 1000 times larger than a millimetre
A square mile is a unit that is larger than a hectare. There are others, but you only asked for one.
A light year is larger than an astronomical unit.
Since the two units of measure are the same, the larger unit of measure is that with the larger number - therefore, 120 metres is larger than 12 metres.
Check one unit of the larger unit has how many units of the smaller unit (say has x units). Then divide the number of units you have of the smaller unit by x to get the answer
If you use larger units, the number of units is smaller.
Its a quadrillionth of a unit (3 more zeros than a trillion has)
L is much larger than cm3
it is smaller (1/2)/2=.25
The number of larger units is less than the number of smaller ones. EX: 130 cm == 1.3 m; 130 centimeters converts to 1.3 meters.
No 1km is not larger. Mile is a bigger unit.
A kilometer is a unit of distance A centiliter is a unit of volume
In that phrase, "unit" means "equal to 1".
km is a larger unit. 1 km = 1000 m