Converting Metric UnitsDate: 8/30/96 at 20:52:14 From: Roger Subject: Converting Metric Units Do you have any suggestions about converting ml to liters etc.? Date: 9/1/96 at 0:9:6 From: Doctor Jerry Subject: Re: Converting Metric Units I like to use "unit cancellation" in doing such conversions. I'll illustrate with an example. Suppose I want to convert 27.3 ml to liters. I must remember that 1000 ml is equivalent to 1 liter. So, 27.3 ml * 1 liter _______ 1000 ml Note that the "ml" cancels from numerator and denominator, leaving liters. Doing the arithmetic gives 0.0273 liters. -Doctor Jerry, The Math Forum Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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