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Unit Conversion

Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:49 pm
by Giovanni Anguiano-Gutierrez 3L
Is there an easier way of converting kg to g instead of using scientific notation?

Re: Unit Conversion

Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:55 pm
by jvera4b
You can multiply the number of kilograms by 1000 grams since that is the conversion number not in scientific notation (1kg=1000g).

Re: Unit Conversion

Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:56 pm
by Frederick Keith_4C
Yeah you can just multiply by 1000 like straight up.
Like if we got 0.0027 kg of oxygen, you can just be like:
(0.0027) (1000) = 2.7 grams of oxygen
Or you can just move the decimal around like we did in elementary school if the mental gymnastics are messing with your head.

Re: Unit Conversion

Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:39 pm
by Leslie Almaraz 4G
In order to easier remember how to convert, just think if the prefixes and number. For example, kilo would be 1000. Centi would be 1/100. Mili would be 1/1000.

Re: Unit Conversion

Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:54 pm
by Leyna Dang 2H
Yeah, if you know the unit conversions like 1 kg = 1000 g, you could use that to convert a given unit to your desired unit. Just remember to line up your units correctly so that they can cancel out. This can apply to other units like 1 g = 1000 mg too. Hope this helps!

Re: Unit Conversion

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:27 pm
by Andrea_Torres
The easiest way to convert kg to g is to multiply the mass value by 1000 to get your grams since 1 kilogram= 1000 grams.