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Conversion of Units Part 1: Centimeters, Meters, Kilometers

Converting from one unit to another is one of the skills that you should learn before taking the Civil Service Examinations. It sometimes makes calculations easier and therefore saves time.

In this series, I will discuss the different methods that can be used in converting from one unit to another. I will illustrate several examples such as conversion among centimeters (cm), meters (m) and kilometers (km). Take note that the methods used here can also be used in conversion of other units of measure.

It is important that you memorize some standard conversions such as the following:

1 m = 100 cm

1 km = 1000 m

1 kg = 1000 g

1 ft = 30 cm

1 ft = 12 inches

1 mile = 1.6 kmĀ  Continue Reading