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Homework Help: I need help with conversions

  1. Feb 21, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Convert 8.2 x 10 to the 19 power pm to miles

    2. Relevant equations
    Convert 1.5 ft to inches

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I multiplied 8.2 x 10 to the 19 power times 10 to the negative 12 power and then divided it by 1609 and got 5.4 x 10 to the ninth power
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  3. Feb 21, 2012 #2
    Your question isnt very clear to me
  4. Feb 21, 2012 #3


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    Not clear to me either. What's a "pm"? Some distance measurement?

    Also, if you click the Sigma symbol in the Advanced Reply menu, you can put your equations into LaTeX to make them clearer. Like:

    [tex]D = 8.2 * 10^{19}[/tex]
  5. Feb 21, 2012 #4
    I believe that "pm" would stand for "picometers". The op can correct me if I am wrong.
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