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Converting Kilograms to Grams

Worked Unit Conversion Example Problem

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This example problem illustrates the method to convert kilograms to grams.

Problem:

How many grams are in an eighth of a kilogram?

Solution:

There are 1000 grams in 1 kilogram.
Set up the conversion so the desired unit will be cancelled out. In this case, we want g to be the remaining unit.

mass in g = (mass in kg ) x (1000 g/1 kg)

Note how the kilograms unit will be cancelled out in this equation.

mass in g = (1/8 kg) x 1000 g/kg
mass in g = (0.125 kg) x 1000 g/kg
mass in g = 125 g

Answer:

There are 125 grams in an eighth of a kg.

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