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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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Converting Kilograms to Grams." ThoughtCo, Mar. 15, 2017, thoughtco.com/converting-kilograms-to-grams-609310. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2017, March 15). Converting Kilograms to Grams. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/converting-kilograms-to-grams-609310 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Converting Kilograms to Grams." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/converting-kilograms-to-grams-609310 (accessed April 20, 2018).