Unformatted text preview: In the metric system, measurements are written as decimals, For example, 2 meters and 15 centimeters is written 2.15 meters. To change a smaller metric unit to a larger one, move the decimal point to the left. Divide by 10 to change millimeters to centimeters 4.5 mm = 0.45 cm Divide by 100 to change centimeters to meters 4 cm = 0.04 m Divide by 1000 to change meters to kilometers 450 m = 0.45 km...
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- Spring '07
- SI prefix, Orders of magnitude, 0.04 M, Metre, 0.45 cm, smaller metric unit