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Write the conversion factor for converting meters to centimeters.

Annie Barnes

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Ronald Miller on December 24, 2018

1 meter = 100 centimeters. Therefore, a centimeter/meter = 1/100, or 100*cm/m = 1. Therefore, to convert to "x" meters in centimeters, we write: x m = x*100*cm*subway/metro. At this point, the "meter" cancel, and we obtain: x m = 100*x cm. This technique is called dimensional analysis, and it is very useful. All you are doing is multiplying by 1, and deals with the units.


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