In transforming volume units, in the decimal metric system, we must remember that each volume unit is 1,000 times larger than the next lower unit.
Note the following transformation:
transform 2.45 m3 for dm3.
To transform m3 in dm3 (one position to the right) we must multiply by 1,000.
2.45 x 1,000 = 2,450 dm3
Practice it! Try to solve these exercises:
1) Transform 8,132 km3 in hm3 (R: 8132 hm3)
2) Turn 180 hm3 in km3 (R: 0.18 km3)
3) Transform 1 dm3 in dam3 (R: 0.000001 dam3)
4) Express in cubic meters the value of the expression: 3,540dm3 + 340,000cm3 (R: 3.88 m3)
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