Homework Help: How do i convert 9dm to meters?:rolleyes:

1. Aug 30, 2006

leebongemail

how do i convert 9dm to meters?

2. Aug 31, 2006

Gelsamel Epsilon

Use google/conversion tool. Or if you learn that 1 dm = 10cm then you can use that.

3. Aug 31, 2006

mrjeffy321

The prefix on the unit gives you the clue on how to convert it.

dm: decimeter, prex = "deci" = x 10^-1

Multiply The value in decimeters by 1 E-1 to obtain its value in meters,
9 dm * 1 E-1 m/dm = .9 m

List of metric prefixes,
http://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Units/prefixes.html

4. Aug 31, 2006

quantumlight

1 m = 10 dm use dimensional analysis if it gets too complicated for brain alone to handle

5. Sep 3, 2006

Gokul43201

Staff Emeritus
Jeffy, do you not see the possibility that the OP will merely steal the answer from your post and not bother with understanding the conversion? Could you not have omitted that one line from your post?

There's a reason we insist on not handing out answers, especially if the OP does nothing more than post a homework question and disappear (in violation of the guidelines)!