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Homework Help: Question about dead loads

  1. Jul 21, 2006 #1
    density = 1000
    volume = 0.6 x 0.020 x 1.0
    answer = 0.6 x 0.020 x 1000 x 10 = 120N/m

    can someone plz explain to me why you have to times it by 10 at the end to get 120n/m

    i understand the equation just dont understand the x 10 part at the end.
  2. jcsd
  3. Jul 21, 2006 #2
    Try writing down the units as well. You may see the answer easier. And also take into consideration that g is often given as 10m/s^2.
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