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Converting nanometers to meters

  1. Feb 14, 2009 #1
    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.
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 14, 2009 #2
    1 meter = 10^9 nanometers I believe
     
  4. Feb 14, 2009 #3
    thank you! as i think about it now my teacher did remind me that always add 10^9 after the wavelength.
     
  5. Apr 6, 2011 #4
    Its 10^-9 I believe.
     
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