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1 EXAMPLE 1Converting Metric Units of LengthRunningIn the meter relay race, four teammates each run 800 meters. The total length of the race is 3200 meters. How many kilometers long is the race?
2 The 4 800 meter relay race is 3.2 kilometers long. EXAMPLE 1Converting Metric Units of LengthTo find the length in kilometers of the relay race, convert 3200 meters to kilometers.SOLUTIONYou are converting from a smaller unit (meters) to a larger unit (kilometers), so divide by a power of 10.From meters to kilometers, the decimal point is moved 3 places to the left, so divide by 103, or 1000.= 3.23200 meters = 3.2 kilometersANSWERThe meter relay race is 3.2 kilometers long.
3 Copy and complete the statement. EXAMPLE 2Converting Units of Mass and CapacityCopy and complete the statement.a. 15 g = ? mgb. 590 mL = ? LSOLUTIONa. To convert from grams to milligrams, multiply by 1000.= 15,000, so 15 g = 15,000 mg.b. To convert from milliliters to liters, divide by 1000.= 0.59, so 590 mL = 0.59 L.
4 Copy and complete the statement. GUIDED PRACTICEfor Examples 1 and 2Copy and complete the statement.m = ? kmANSWER6.82. 54 m = ? mmANSWER54,000cm = ? mANSWER8.3
5 Copy and complete the statement. GUIDED PRACTICEfor Examples 1 and 2Copy and complete the statement.mm = ? cmANSWER11.5kL = ? LANSWER9250g = ? kgANSWER0.1