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Metric Conversion


Date: 10/23/96 at 2:41:52
From: michelle
Subject: Metric conversion (centimeters to meters)

How many meters is 67 centimeters equal to?


Date: 10/23/96 at 3:21:50
From: Doctor Mike
Subject: Re: Metric conversion (centimeters to meters)

Hi Michelle,
  
A centimeter is 1/100 of a meter, just like a cent (penny) is 1/100
of a dollar - so the answer to your question will be the same as the
answer to "how many dollars is 67 cents equal to?"  
  
The answer to both questions is a fraction that is less than one,
namely 67/100, which is the same as 0.67 in decimal form.  

Of course you would write $0.67 in the case of the money version 
of the question.
  
I hope this helps. 

-Doctor Mike,  The Math Forum
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Associated Topics:
Elementary Terms & Units of Measurement
Middle School Terms/Units of Measurement

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