Using the chart below, we show the meaning of these symbols below:
Say for instance you want to convert 5 meters to millimeters.
Just put 5 in the column where it says meter(m). Then, going from left to right, add zeros until you get to millimeter(mm). 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 dekameters = 400 decimeters or 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.
Just remember that when you go to the left, you need to use a decimal point.
8 centimeters = 0.08 meters or 8 cm = 0.08 m
Convert 660 centimeters to meters.
Put 0 in cm, 6 in dm, and 6 in m. Again, you will go to the left since meter is on the left.
The answer is 6.60 meters
What if the number is higher or equal to 10? For example, how would you convert 56 meters to millimeters?
Here, just make sure you put 6 (the unit place) in meter!
Then add zeros until you get to millimeters.
56 meters = 56000 millimeters or 56 m = 56000 mm
Convert 758 millimeters to kilometers
Place 8 in millimeter and add zeros until you get to kilometers.
758 millimeters = 0.000758 kilometers or 758 mm = 0.000758 km
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.
Notice that 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?
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.