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anonymous
 5 years ago
Guys i need help how do you convert:Convert 78,000 pF to µF
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anonymous
 5 years ago
Guys i need help how do you convert:Convert 78,000 pF to µF show me how i want to understand

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0pF is picofarad and µF is microfarad, p for pico and mu for micro. Look up "SI Unit Prefixes"

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yes, micro is 10^6. pico is one smaller than nano, so pico is 10^12. smaller > milli, micro, nano, pico, femto larger > kilo, mega, giga, tera, exa :)

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so its .078 right? just making sure.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I always just write the units as the number so I would write the pico as 78000 x10^12. I want to get to micro right, so I need ( some number) x 10^6. Well I went from 10^12 to 10^6 which is 10^6 larger, so that means in order to keep the number the same, I need to decrease the 78000 by 10^6. Each power of ten is one decimal place, so basically you just move the 78000 6 decimal places left so you have 0.078000 x 10^6 which is 0.078000 microfarads

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yes. algebraically you can expand it like this, this is my favourite way of looking at it: 78000 pF = 78000 x 10^12 F = 78000 x 10^6 x 10^6 F (because 6 6 = 12) = 78000 x 10^6 µF = .078000 µF
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