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.