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Q: How do you convert from a smaller metric unit to a larger metric unit?

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To convert from a larger unit to a smaller unit you would multiply. Ex: 5 km = 5000 m Where 1 km = 1000 m <><><><><> 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.

It makes sense to multiply when converting measurements to smaller units because it takes many smaller units to make up a larger unit. So in order to translate larger unit(s) into smaller units, you have to break up the larger unit(s) into many smaller pieces.

Metric unit is easy. Costomary unit is an advanced unit

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

Multiply

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To convert a larger metric unit to a smaller one you have to multiply 2m= ______mm =2x1000=2000mm

You divide the larger unit by a factor to convert into the smaller unit

Divide by the appropriate power of ten.

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

Divide

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.

By subtraction. For example 2 - 1 = 1

Yes. For example, 100 grams = 0.1 kilograms

To convert from a larger unit to a smaller unit you would multiply. Ex: 5 km = 5000 m Where 1 km = 1000 m <><><><><> 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.

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

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.

The decimal point moves to the left.

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