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Interactives --  British and Metric Conversions

Converting Metric Lengths

Example #1: Converting 2500 meters to kilometers.

STEP 1: Write out the measurement to be converted and the conversion factor. The unit "meters" is in the denominator and the unit that you are converting to, "kilometer," is in the numerator. Use the conversion factor "1 kilometer (km) = 1000 meters (m)."

STEP 2: Cancel out identical units:

STEP 3: Now multiply, and divide:

Next: Let's learn about converting mass units


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