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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: Multiplication

You 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.

Examples

If 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: Division

You 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.

Examples

If 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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Why do you multiply to change a larger unit to a smaller unit?

to get a unit


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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.


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

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Why do you use division to change a smaller unit to a larger unit in conversions?

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.


What comes before grams?

Decagram if going from larger unit to smaller unit, and decigram if from smaller to larger.


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

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