Converting Millimeters to Meters Example Problem

An example problem of a worked unit conversion

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 that the desired unit will be canceled 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, Feb. 1, 2018, thoughtco.com/millimeters-to-meters-example-problem-609314. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2018, February 1). 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 April 27, 2018).