Math and metric system

by rachel

660 centimeters is equal to how many meters?

1 meter = 100 centimeters

If it was 600 centimeters instead of 660, you could easily get the answer.

100 + 100 + 100 + 100 + 100 + 100 = 600

so you will need six of the 100 centimeters and six 100 centimeters is 6 meters.

Now what's left?

60 centimeters.

this is a fraction of 100 centimeters or 60/100 = 0.6 and it is less than 1 meter.

The answer is then 6 + 0.6 = 6.6 meters.

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May 02, 2015
math and metric system
by: Nicole Elizabeth

Sometimes problems become very problematic. I like the way you solve this conversion of centimeters into meters. Kids must know more than one method just to master the concept. Math becomes very easy if your concepts are clear.

Feb 10, 2015
by: Ace

Well I can say that I am not that average guy who is very much interested in math or home work. I used to suck in it during my school days. it was the only subject to which I scored very low grades. I was pathetic until college.

Oct 27, 2012
the easy formula
by: Anonymous

660 centimeters is equal to how many meters?

1 meter = 100 centimeters

First we will rewrite as a fraction 1m/100cm= x/660cm so to find x we will multiply 660cm by 1m then divide it by 100cm
x= 660 x 1 =660
Therefore, 660 centimeters is equal to 6.6 meters.

you can use this formula to convert currencies among much more if you have the appropriate information

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