# Quest assignment question 17 (for my hw)

• ArcherofScience

## Homework Statement

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

## 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. . As u can see I got the answer of 1419 kg, is the answer correct? did i set it all up correct or no?

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 ^^

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