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# When you are changing a smaller unit of measurement to a larger unit of measurement do you multiply or divide?

Updated: 9/22/2023

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Q: When you are changing a smaller unit of measurement to a larger unit of measurement do you multiply or divide?
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### Do you divide or multiply when changing meters to centermeter?

Centimeters are smaller ,right? If you multiply , it will get bigger, if u divide it gets smaller, divide.

multiply

You must divide.

### How do you change grammes into kilogrammes?

well you divide or multiply. if it is bigger to smaller then you multiply, if it is smaller to bigger you divide

Multiply by 16.

### What does changing a coefficient do?

Multiply or divide the number it precedes

multiply

### Do you multiply or divide when changing ounces to pounds?

When changing ounces to pounds, you divide by 16. Example: 112 ounces in pounds. Divide 112 by 16 and you will get 7, so the answer is 7 pounds.

### Do you divide when you are converting bigger to smaller measurements?

No, you multiply.

You multiply

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### Do you divide when you are changing feet into inches?

You multiply feet by 12 to get inches.