### Unit Conversion

Posted:

**Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:49 pm**Is there an easier way of converting kg to g instead of using scientific notation?

Created by Dr. Laurence Lavelle

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Posted: **Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:49 pm**

Is there an easier way of converting kg to g instead of using scientific notation?

Posted: **Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:55 pm**

You can multiply the number of kilograms by 1000 grams since that is the conversion number not in scientific notation (1kg=1000g).

Posted: **Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:56 pm**

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.

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.

Posted: **Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:39 pm**

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.

Posted: **Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:54 pm**

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!

Posted: **Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:27 pm**

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.