Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

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Chapter 7 - Measurement - 7.3 The Metric System - Capacity and Weight (Mass) - 7.3 Exercises - Page 502: 76

Answer

(a) 1Gm=1,000,000,000 (b) 0.000002500Gm

Work Step by Step

Since the prefix G means one billion, 1Gm is one billion meters. A unit fraction is a fraction with a value of 1. 1Gm=1,000,000,000m, so $\frac{1Gm}{1,000,000,000m}$=1. This fraction can be used to convert m to Gm. $2500m\times\frac{1Gm}{1,000,000,000m}.= 0.000002500Gm$
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