# What is the most appropriate conversion

1. Dec 16, 2007

### Saladsamurai

This is for a Statics course:

Evaluate and express in proper SI units and appropriate prefix:

(200 kN)^2

I did $$(200kN)^2=200^2\cdot 10^3 N\cdot10^3 N= 40\cdot 10^3\cdot 10^6 N^2=40\cdot 10^9 N^2= 40 GN^2$$

Is the this correct way to go about this?

Thanks,
Casey

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

### rock.freak667

...well it looks correct, although the units would be N^2 and not just N.

3. Dec 16, 2007

### Saladsamurai

Yes. Edited. Thanks!

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