Converting nanometers to meters (1 Viewer)

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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

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

2. Relevant equations

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

3. 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.
 
1 meter = 10^9 nanometers I believe
 
thank you! as i think about it now my teacher did remind me that always add 10^9 after the wavelength.
 
Its 10^-9 I believe.
 

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