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Volume unit conversions

  1. Jan 29, 2008 #1
    When going from meters cubed to centimeters cubed, what do you change from the normal 10 ^ -2?


    Thank you for your time.
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 29, 2008 #2
    Just think of it this way ...

    [tex]1m=10^2cm[/tex]

    or

    [tex]10^{-2}m=1cm[/tex]
     
  4. Jan 29, 2008 #3
    But what about when it is meters cubed to centimeters cubed? Isn't something different there?
     
  5. Jan 29, 2008 #4
    [tex]1m=10^2cm[/tex]

    cubed ...

    [tex](1m)^3=(10^2cm)^3[/tex]

    which becomes

    [tex]1m^3=10^6cm^3[/tex]
     
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