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    Mar 16, 2010, 07:40 PM
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    How could you convert these two questions? They look odd! It could be just me! HAHAH

    450 meters  ____ nanometers

    50,000mL  meters cubed
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    Mar 16, 2010, 11:36 PM

    nanometer, noun.a billionth of a meter.
    450 meters  ____ nanometers
    ANSWER = 45,000,000,000 nanometers.
    -----------------------------------

    Millimeter = one thousandth of a meter.
    QUESTION:-
    50,000mL  meters cubed
    ANSWER :- NOTE NOT CUBED!
    50 meters.
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    Mar 17, 2010, 06:55 AM

    phys_08, did you understand the concept of it now? :confused:
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    Mar 17, 2010, 08:52 AM

    Rolcam - two issues:

    1. You missed a zero: 450 meters * 10^9 nM/m = 4.5 * 10^11 = 450,000,000 nM.

    2. I think you misread 50,000 mL as 50,000 mm, and so figured it's a length. But mL = milliliters is actually a volume, and hence convertible to meters cubed. To do the conversion you need to know that 1 mL has volume of 1 cubic centimeter. Hence there are (100 cm/m)^3* = 10^6 mL per cubic meter. So:

    50,000 mL * 1 m^3/10^6 mL = 0.05 m^3.
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    Mar 18, 2010, 04:58 PM

    Yeah I understand!!

    At first I was confused but now I get it!
    Thank You for the Help.
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    Mar 18, 2010, 08:34 PM

    ROLCAM, this is obviously the OP's homework, we have a policy here where we do not answer questions that are obviously homework.
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    Mar 18, 2010, 08:51 PM

    I want to add the following:

    milli = 1e-3
    micro - 1e -6
    nano = 1e-9
    pico = 1e-12

    You guys beat me to the punch. Unknown008 seems to always be looking for extra homework.
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    Mar 19, 2010, 08:31 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by KeepItSimpleStupid View Post
    I want to add the following:

    milli = 1e-3
    micro - 1e -6
    nano = 1e-9
    pico = 1e-12

    You guys beat me to the punch. Unknown008 seems to always be looking for extra homework.
    Lol, I just like to be sure that one who needs help get the proper help :o
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    Mar 25, 2010, 03:25 PM

    Thank You all for the help!
    It is very much appreciated :D

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