Meters cubed vs decimeters cubed

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Elizabeth Bowen 1J
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Meters cubed vs decimeters cubed

Postby Elizabeth Bowen 1J » Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:13 pm

Hey, could anyone explain to me why 1 m^3=1000 dm^3? I thought that decimeters would be a difference of 10^1 not 10^3 because of its prefix

Tai Metzger 3K
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Re: Meters cubed vs decimeters cubed

Postby Tai Metzger 3K » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:56 pm

since we are talking about 3 diemsnions, you must raise the conversion factor to the 3rd power as well. this is because dm are being converted in all 3 dimensions, not just 1.

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