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Quest assignment question 17 (for my hw)

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Homework Statement



The average mass of an automobile in the
United States is about 1.419 × 106 g.
Express this mass in kilograms.

Homework Equations





The Attempt at a Solution



Well I did dimensional analysis doing these exact steps to get the mass in kg:


I
1.419 x 10 ^6 g I 1 kg
---------------------------------------- = 1419 kg
I 1000 g
I



*the I's and the --- are the railroad tracks thing for dimensional analysis conversion. sorry it looks weird but i don't know how to put properly put railroad tracks on the computer. :frown: . As u can see I got the answer of 1419 kg, is the answer correct? did i set it all up correct or no? :confused::frown:
 

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3. The Attempt at a Solution

Well I did dimensional analysis doing these exact steps to get the mass in kg:


1.419 x 10^6 g X 1 kg
= 1419 kg.
1000 g


Thats how i attempted it ^^
 
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The average mass of an automobile in the
United States is about 1.419 × 106 g.
Express this mass in kilograms.
I assume that should read 1.419 × 106 g.

There are 1000 grams in a kilogram so simply divide 1.419 × 106 by 1000..

1.419 × 106 / 1 x 103

= 1.419 × 103 kg or 1419 kg
 

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