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Metric conversion

A metric conversion chart will help you convert any metric unit to another with ease.

Study the chart carefully! You may not be familiar with it, but an understanding of it will make it easy to do conversion


In the chart above, km means kilometer. k stands for kilo and m stands for meter

hm means hectometer. h stands for hecto and m stands for meter.

Ok you got the point!

Say for instance you want to convert 5 meters to millimeters. Just put 5 in the column where it says meter. Then, going from left to right, add zeros until you get to millimeter. The table below illustrates this.


5 meters = 5,000 millimeters or 5 m = 5000 mm

Now, convert 4 dekameters to decimeters. Just put 4 in dekameter and add zeros until you get to decimeter.


4 dam = 400 dm

Convert 8 cm to meter. Put 8 in cm. Add 0 until, you get to meter.This time, you will go to the left because meter is on the left side of centimeter.

When you go to the left, use a decimal point.


8 cm = 0.08 m

What if the number is higher or equal to 10?

Fir example, convert 56 meter to millimeter.

Here, just make sure you put 6 (the unit place) in meter!


Then add zeros until you get to millimeters


Convert 758 millimeters to kilometers

Place 8 in millimeter and add zeros until you get to kilometers


758 mm = 0.000758 km

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