Converting Millimeters to Meters Example Problem

Worked Unit Conversion Example Problem

When converting millimeters to meters, remember there are 1000 millimeters in 1 meter.
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This example problem demonstrates how to convert millimeters to meters.

Millimeters To Meters Problem

Express 5810 millimeters in meters.

Solution:

1 meter = 1000 millimeters

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

distance in m = (distance in mm) x (1 m/1000 mm)
distance in m = (5810/1000) m
distance in m = 5.810 m

Answer:

5810 millimeters is 5.810 meters.

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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Converting Millimeters to Meters Example Problem." ThoughtCo, Mar. 16, 2017, thoughtco.com/millimeters-to-meters-example-problem-609314. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2017, March 16). Converting Millimeters to Meters Example Problem. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/millimeters-to-meters-example-problem-609314 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Converting Millimeters to Meters Example Problem." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/millimeters-to-meters-example-problem-609314 (accessed December 11, 2017).