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I need help with conversions

by cwalker8184
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cwalker8184
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Feb21-12, 06:27 PM
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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
Convert 8.2 x 10 to the 19 power pm to miles



2. Relevant equations
Convert 1.5 ft to inches



3. The attempt at a solution
I multiplied 8.2 x 10 to the 19 power times 10 to the negative 12 power and then divided it by 1609 and got 5.4 x 10 to the ninth power
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rh23
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Feb21-12, 06:41 PM
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Your question isnt very clear to me
berkeman
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Feb21-12, 06:54 PM
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Quote Quote by cwalker8184 View Post
1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
Convert 8.2 x 10 to the 19 power pm to miles



2. Relevant equations
Convert 1.5 ft to inches



3. The attempt at a solution
I multiplied 8.2 x 10 to the 19 power times 10 to the negative 12 power and then divided it by 1609 and got 5.4 x 10 to the ninth power
Quote Quote by rh23 View Post
Your question isnt very clear to me
Not clear to me either. What's a "pm"? Some distance measurement?

Also, if you click the Sigma symbol in the Advanced Reply menu, you can put your equations into LaTeX to make them clearer. Like:

[tex]D = 8.2 * 10^{19}[/tex]

Shootertrex
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Feb21-12, 11:57 PM
P: 49
I need help with conversions

Quote Quote by berkeman View Post
Not clear to me either. What's a "pm"? Some distance measurement?
I believe that "pm" would stand for "picometers". The op can correct me if I am wrong.


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