### nm to m

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**Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:16 pm**When given the wavelength in nm, how do we convert it to m?

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Posted: **Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:16 pm**

When given the wavelength in nm, how do we convert it to m?

Posted: **Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:20 pm**

When given the wavelength in nm, how do we convert it to m?

the conversion is 1 nm= 1x10^-9 m. So if you're given 1nm you multiply 1nm by (1m / 1x10^9nm). Or, you can do 1nm x 1x10^-9 m/nm. basically you want to cancel out nm to get m

the conversion is 1 nm= 1x10^-9 m. So if you're given 1nm you multiply 1nm by (1m / 1x10^9nm). Or, you can do 1nm x 1x10^-9 m/nm. basically you want to cancel out nm to get m

Posted: **Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:20 pm**

nm is nanometers which is 10^-9 meters and you can use this to convert between the two. so 2nm is 2 x 10^-9 meters.

Posted: **Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:20 pm**

nm is just the size of the measurement used. A nanometer is equal to 1*10^-9 meters. So to get nm to m, just multiply by 1*10^-9.

Posted: **Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:21 pm**

oops sorry, we posted almost at the same time and i didnt see that someone else posted