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Converting metric units

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How many cubic meters are in 5.43 x 10^6 cm^3?


There are .001 meters in the centimeter.
m= meter cm= centimeter


This is what I did:

5.43 x 10^6 cm^3 (.01m/1 cm)^3

And then did the calculations, which gave me:

.0000043 x 10^6 m^3 or 4.3 m^3.




Not sure if I set up the equation correctly or if I solved it properly. Thank you for your help.
 

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HallsofIvy
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What happened to the "5"? Was that a typo? I presume you meant "5.43 m^3".

A slightly simpler way to do this is, instead of multiplying the 5.43 by (.01)^3= .000001 and then incorporating it into the 10^6, to directly multiply (.01)^3= (10^-2)^3= 10^-6 by 10^6 to get just "5.43 x10^(6-6)= 5.43 x 10^0= 5.43m"
 

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