Converting Kilometers to Meters

Worked Length Unit Conversion Example Problem

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The method to convert kilometers to meters is demonstrated in this worked example problem.

Kilometer To Meters Conversion Problem

Express 42.88 kilometers in meters.

Solution

1 kilometer = 1000 meters

Set up the conversion so the desired unit will be canceled out. In this case, we want meters to be the remaining unit.

distance in m = (distance in km) x (1000 m/1 km)
distance in m = (42.88 km) x (1000 m/1 km)
distance in m = 4288 m

Solution

42.88 kilometers is 4288 meters

 

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Helmenstine, Todd. "Converting Kilometers to Meters." ThoughtCo, Feb. 15, 2017, thoughtco.com/converting-kilometers-to-meters-608221. Helmenstine, Todd. (2017, February 15). Converting Kilometers to Meters. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/converting-kilometers-to-meters-608221 Helmenstine, Todd. "Converting Kilometers to Meters." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/converting-kilometers-to-meters-608221 (accessed November 25, 2017).