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Converting nanometers to meters

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Homework Statement



the wavelength of a laser is 720 nanometers. convert the wavelength to meters.

Homework Equations



i am not sure of an equation that will help me.

The Attempt at a Solution



this question was on a quiz i had recently and i got it wrong. i just divided by 1000 as a complete guess.
 

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1 meter = 10^9 nanometers I believe
 
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thank you! as i think about it now my teacher did remind me that always add 10^9 after the wavelength.
 
  • #4
Its 10^-9 I believe.
 

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