Physics (10th Edition)

Published by Wiley
ISBN 10: 1118486897
ISBN 13: 978-1-11848-689-4

Chapter 1 - Introduction and Mathematical Concepts - Check Your Understanding - Page 6: 2


1 cm obviously cannot be added to 1 meter directly as a meter is a bigger unit than a cm, but we can convert centimeters to meters or vice versa in order to solve this problem.

Work Step by Step

Strictly speaking, 1 meter cannot directly be added to 1 cm, even though they are same dimension. One of those units needs to be converted into the other; then addition or subtraction may be performed.
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