# Math conversion

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If one meter is equal to 39.4 inches, how many centimeters are in one foot?

i know there is 12 in in a foot
and 100 centimeters in a meter.
what happens next?

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1ft*12in/ft*100cm/39.4in= xxx cm

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I still don't get it.

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I know!

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(1 m/39.4 in)(12 in / 1 ft)(100 cm/m)

= 30.46 cm / ft

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because
(m/in)(in/ft)(cm/m) = cm/ft

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