picometer conversion

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Daniela Santana 2L
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picometer conversion

Postby Daniela Santana 2L » Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:53 pm

Does anyone know how to convert m to picometer?
In a lot of the problems I see it seems like you just have to move the decimal place over and its usually a 3 digit number.

Example 1.5x10^-10 m converts to 150 pm.

Is there an actual mathematical way to compute it or is it just moving the decimal place over or some other method?

Geethika Janga 1L
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Re: picometer conversion

Postby Geethika Janga 1L » Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:56 pm

The meter to picometer conversion is:

1m = 1 x 10^12 picometers

To convert from meters to picometers, simply multiply the number of meters by 10^12.

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Re: picometer conversion

Postby OwenSumter_2F » Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:44 am

Also, unless a question specifically asks for a certain unit, you can usually use the base unit (meters, grams, etc.). And if a problem does want for example picometers, having 1.5 x 10-8 is just as correct as 150 x 10-10.

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Re: picometer conversion

Postby Jenny Lee 2L » Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:59 am

I agree with Geethika. One way you can visualize it is by doing this method:

1.5 x 10^-10 m (1x10^12 pm / 1 m) = 1.5 x 10^2 pm = 150 pm

This way, you can see how the units cancel out. You can also check your answer vaguely by knowing that picometers should have a greater number than meters because it is much smaller than meters.

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Re: picometer conversion

Postby asalest 2K » Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:54 am

always remember that when you want to go from a higher unit to a lower unit you multiply so m to pm is x 10^12, and when you go from lower to higher you divide so pm to m is x 10^-12

Alexandra Salata 2L
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Re: picometer conversion

Postby Alexandra Salata 2L » Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:20 pm

1m = 1x10^12pm

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Re: picometer conversion

Postby Michelle Nguyen 3F » Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:14 am

To get picometers, it would be 1m = 1*10^12 pm.

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Re: picometer conversion

Postby ShinwooKim_3E » Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:59 pm

1 picometer is synonymous to 1 * 10^-12 meters.

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Re: picometer conversion

Postby Chinyere Okeke 2J » Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:58 pm

The conversion for picometer (pm) is

1 picometer = 1.0 x 10^-12 meter

So for example to convert 145 pm would be 1.45 x 10^-10 m

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Re: picometer conversion

Postby tholz11 » Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:21 pm

1 picometer= 1 * 10^-12 meters.

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Re: picometer conversion

Postby Bai Rong Lin 2K » Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:25 pm

Daniela Santana 3D wrote:Does anyone know how to convert m to picometer?
In a lot of the problems I see it seems like you just have to move the decimal place over and its usually a 3 digit number.

Example 1.5x10^-10 m converts to 150 pm.

Is there an actual mathematical way to compute it or is it just moving the decimal place over or some other method?

When moving to picometer you can simply just multiply the meters by 10^12

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Re: picometer conversion

Postby Dane_Beasley_1E » Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:29 pm

In order to convert meters into picometers you would multiply by 1 * 10^-12.

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Re: picometer conversion

Postby sabrina ghalambor 2J » Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:31 pm

1 picometer = 1 * 10^-12 meters, but i think it might be more important to remember angstroms!! ( 1 * 10^-10 meters) both of these are on our formula sheet though

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Re: picometer conversion

Postby TiffanyBrownfield 2I » Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:41 pm

Yeah, you would just divide the value (in this case 1.5 x 10^-10) by the unit conversion for picometers (1 x 10^-12) and you would get 150. You can calculate it quickly by seeing that there is a 10^2 difference between the 10's and simply moving the decimal place 2 times to the right.


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