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# Unit Transformation

Each unit of length is 10 times larger than the immediately lower unit. Note the following transformations:

• Turn 16.584hm to m.

 km hm dam m dm cm mm

To transform hm to m (two positions on the right) we must multiply by 100 (10 x 10).

16.584 x 100 = 1,658.4

That is:

16,584hm = 1,658.4m

• Turn 1.463 cm to cm.

 km hm dam m dm cm mm

To transform dam to cm (three positions on the right) we must multiply by 1,000 (10 x 10 x 10).

1.463 x 1000 = 1.463

That is:

1.463dam = 1.463cm.

• Turn 176.9m to Dam.

 km hm dam m dm cm mm

To transform m to dam (one position on the left) we must divide by 10.

176,9 : 10 = 17,69

u be:

176.9m = 17.69dam

• Turn 978m to km.

 km hm dam m dm cm mm

To transform m to km (three positions on the left) we must divide by 1,000.

978 : 1.000 = 0,978

That is:

978m = 0.978km.

Note: To solve an expression formed by terms with different units, we must first transform all of them into the same unit, and then perform the operations.

Tip: Use our online converter to convert between different measurements.

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