Posted by Easton on .
I'm working on a worksheet, measuring in metric units. The task is to change each measurement to the given unit. For example, 43km 14m to kilometers. How do I come up with the answer.
Thank You
Easton 7th Grade

Math/Science 
bandit,
is that 43km and 14m or what??

Math/Science 
Easton,
It doesnt have anything after. I copyied it exactly from the worksheet. It metric units

Math/Science 
bandit,
hmm ok well the best way to do this is to find how many meters are in a km there for you multipy by 1000 and that gets you 43000 then add the 14 meters that gets you 43014 and then divide by 1000 to get your km and you ans in 43.014km

Math/Science 
Easton,
Oh the first is 43km and the second is 14m

Math/Science 
Ms. Sue,
It's probably 43 km + 14 m.
You need to find what part of 1 km = 14 m.
1 km = 1,000 m.
14/1000 = 0.014
43 km + 14 m = ? km 
Math/Science 
Easton,
Thank You ssooooo much!

Math/Science 
Ms. Sue,
You're very welcome.

Math/Science 
Easton,
How do you apply this to this same question, but with centimeters?

Math/Science 
Ms. Sue,
1 km = 1000 m
1 m = 100 cm
Give it a try  and post your answer. We'll be glad to check it for you. 
Math/Science 
Easton,
Not so sure if this is right, but 84.0000?

Math/Science 
Easton,
wait. 84.0000cm

Math/Science 
Easton,
Can anyone check that for me?

Math/Science 
Ms. Sue,
43.014 km must equal much more than 84 cm.
Please try again.
43 km * 1000 * 100 = ? 
Math/Science 
Easton,
43.0014km?

Math/Science 
Ms. Sue,
Your numbers are almost correct but your decimal point is way off.
According to my calculator,
43.014 km * 1000 * 100 = 4,401,400 cm 
Math/Science 
Seth,
I'm working on a worksheet, measuring in metric units. The task is to change each measurement to the given unit. For example, 84m 15cm to Centimeters. How do I come up with the answer.
Thank You
Seth 7th Grade