How do I convert measure in metric system? @jim_thompson5910

- j2lie

How do I convert measure in metric system? @jim_thompson5910

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- jim_thompson5910

how far did you get?

- j2lie

Number 11 for the metric system ladder method.

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- jim_thompson5910

so we have 256
place a decimal point between the first two digits (2 and 5) to get 2.56
how many spots must we move the decimal to get back to 256 ?

- jim_thompson5910

oh wait, I'm in the wrong section

- jim_thompson5910

ok so 6 L to mL

- jim_thompson5910

use something like this chart
http://www.notredameacademy.ca/docs/homework/Lesson%201a%20-%20Metric%20Ladder%20Powerpoint.pdf

- j2lie

and wrong number too. lol. I got 6000 L.

- jim_thompson5910

`6 L = 6000 mL` I think you meant to say?

- j2lie

oh I was right. 6000 mL

- jim_thompson5910

yes `6 L = 6000 mL` is true

- j2lie

ok.

- j2lie

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- jim_thompson5910

For #2 are you saying that `1.3 g = 0.13 kg` ?

- j2lie

yes.

- jim_thompson5910

that is incorrect

- jim_thompson5910

go to this link for the basic template
http://www.notredameacademy.ca/docs/homework/Lesson%201a%20-%20Metric%20Ladder%20Powerpoint.pdf
start at the "basic unit" block. In this case, it's grams
then move until you get to the "kilo" block. Count out the number of spaces and take note of the direction you move

- j2lie

I moved to the left 3 times.

- jim_thompson5910

so you move the decimal point in `1.3` three places to the left

- j2lie

Yes, but you don't need the zeroes in this case?

- jim_thompson5910

what do you mean?

- j2lie

Never mind. Do you need to add zeroes if you move to the left, because I did that for every problem like it?

- jim_thompson5910

yes as you move the decimal point to the left, you will have 0s in between
so `1.3` turns into `0.13` after moving the decimal point once to the left
then we will have `0.013` after 2 moves to the left
then we will have `0.0013` after 3 moves to the left

- j2lie

So you need the zeroes?

- jim_thompson5910

yes if you leave them out then you'd get back to 0.13 or something

- j2lie

Ok. Can you check the rest to make sure they are right. I'm sorry.

- jim_thompson5910

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- jim_thompson5910

they don't have Gm on the chart, but we can add it in
let's add in mega (for million) and giga (for billion)
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