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Secondary I • 1yr.

Can someone remind me how I convert grams (g) to kilograms (kg)?

Thanks a lot!!!


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  • Explanation from Alloprof

    Explanation from Alloprof

    This Explanation was submitted by a member of the Alloprof team.

    Team Alloprof • 1yr.

    Hello Lion Solidaire!

    To convert units of mass, you have to multiply a value by 10 each time one converts to a smaller unit.

    For example, 1 cg = 10 mg, because centigrams (cg) are 1 unit bigger than the milligrams (mg).

    This method also requires that one must divide a unit by 10 every time one converts to a bigger unit.

    For example, 1 dg = 0.1 g, because decigrams (g) are 1 unit smaller than grams (g).

    If you want to go from grams to kilograms, we have to make three leaps to larger units; it will therefore be necessary to divide three times by 10.

    For example, 3 g = 0.003 kg.

    Hope this enlightens your understanding! Don't hesitate to ask other questions 😉