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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.

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A polynomial of degree zero is a constant term

The grouping method of factoring can still be used when only some of the terms share a common factor A True B False

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When you convert from a bigger unit to a smaller unit do you multiply or divide?

multiply


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

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


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 <><><><><> 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.


Explain why it makes sense to multiply when changing from a larger unit to a smaller?

because you have to multiply to break it down into a smaller number


How do you convert bigger unit to smaller unit?

You multiply however many bigger units you have by the number of smaller units per bigger unit. For example: If you wish to convert 3 metres to centimetres then you multiply 3 by 100 (as there are 100 centimetres in a metre) to result in 300cm.


How do you convert smaller unit to larger?

You have to multiply by the conversation ratio.


When going from yards to inches do you multiply or divide?

Inches are the smaller unit so there will be more of them, thus to convert yards to inches multiply [by 36].


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).


Usin the metric system how do you convert a larger unit to a smaller unit?

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


Pound vs kilos?

Kilograms, every time! Pounds are a measure in a near-obsolete system in which you require multiplication by 16 to convert to a smaller unit (ounce) or division by 14 to convert to a larger unit (stone)! To convert kilograms, simply multiply by 1000 for a smaller unit (gram) or divide by 1000 for a larger unit (ton).


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

to get a unit


What is 62.8 kg in pounds?

138.45 lbs (approx.). Kilogram (kg) is SI unit of mass and Pound is an Imperial unit. To convert from kg to pound multiply kg unit by 2.20462. To convert from pound to kg multiply pound unit by 0.453592.Multiply by 2.2046

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