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

Updated: 4/28/2022

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you divide the smaller # into the bigger #

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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

### Which way should you move the decimal point to convert from a smaller unit to a larger unit in the metric system?

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.

### 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

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

To convert from a larger unit to a smaller unit you would multiply. Ex: 5 km = 5000 m Where 1 km = 1000 m &lt;&gt;&lt;&gt;&lt;&gt;&lt;&gt;&lt;&gt; 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.

### How do you convert from a larger unit to smaller unit?

By subtraction. For example 2 - 1 = 1

### What happens to a decimal place in the number when you are converting from a smaller metric unit to a larger unit?

The decimal point moves to the left.

### If you convert from a centi metric unit to a milli metric unit are you going to a smaller unit or a larger unit in size?

1 centi is 10 times more than 1 milli. 1 milli is 1/10 of 1 centi. What helps me to remember is that one millimeter is a lot smaller (1/10) than a centimeter, so it takes more millimeters (10) to make one centimeter.

### Why it ms sense to multiply when you convert to a smaller unit?

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.

### PLEASE answer How do you convert one metric unit to another metric unit?

There isn't any one general answer. It depends on what unit you want to convert to what other unit.

### It you convert kilometers to meters will it be a lager or small number?

Larger, since the meter is the smaller unit.

### Is it true or falues a unit mush be divided by multiples of ten when converting from a larger unit to a smaller unit?

False - when converting from a larger unit to a smaller unit there will be more of them so you must multiply. What you multiply by depends upon the units, for example converting feet to inches you multiply by 12; converting pounds to ounces you multiply by 16. It is only with the metric system of units where you multiply by a power of 10 to convert a large unit to a smaller unit, for example 2.5 kg is 2500 g (multiply by 1000 or 103).

### Which one is easier to convert costomary unit or metric unit?

Metric unit is easy. Costomary unit is an advanced unit