Unit Conversion

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Homework Statement


"The gravitational constant G is 6.67*10^-11 m^3*s^-2*kg^-1. What is G in units of cm^3*s^2*g^-1


Homework Equations


1kg = 1000g
1m = 100cm


The Attempt at a Solution



I don't understand how the dimension can change from [L^3,T^-2,M^-1] to [L^3,T^2,M^-1], shouldn't the dimension stay consistent even if the units change?
 

Answers and Replies

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EWH
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Yes, it's a typo, they are missing a minus sign on that "s" exponent.
 

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