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Homework Help: What is the most appropriate conversion

  1. Dec 16, 2007 #1
    This is for a Statics course:

    Evaluate and express in proper SI units and appropriate prefix:

    (200 kN)^2

    I did [tex](200kN)^2=200^2\cdot 10^3 N\cdot10^3 N= 40\cdot 10^3\cdot 10^6 N^2=40\cdot 10^9 N^2= 40 GN^2[/tex]

    Is the this correct way to go about this?

    Last edited: Dec 16, 2007
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  3. Dec 16, 2007 #2


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    ...well it looks correct, although the units would be N^2 and not just N.
  4. Dec 16, 2007 #3
    Yes. Edited. Thanks!
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