In the page you will learn how to convert metric units like centimeter, kilometer, centigram, milliliter etc.

**Example 1 :**

Convert 3.5 decimeters into centimeters.

**Solution : **

**Here, we convert bigger unit into smaller unit. So we have to multiply.**

3.5 dm = 3.5 x 10 cm

3.5 dm = 35 cm

Hence, 3.5 decimeters is equal to 35 centimeters.

**Example 2 :**

Convert 2 meters into centimeters.

**Solution : **

Here, we convert bigger unit into smaller unit. So we have to multiply.

2 m = 2 x 100 cm

2 m = 200 cm

Hence, 2 m is equal to 200 cm.

**Example 3 :**

Convert 5280 meters into kilometers.

**Solution : **

**Here, we convert smaller unit into bigger unit. So we have to divide.**

5280 meters = 5280 / 1000 kilometers

5280 meters = 5.28 kilometers

Hence, 5280 meters is equal to 5.28 kilometers.

**Example 4 :**

Convert 30 decimeters into meters.

**Solution : **

**Here, we convert smaller unit into bigger unit. So we have to divide.**

30 decimeters = 30/10 meters

30 decimeters = 3 meters

Hence, 30 decimeters is equal to 3 meters.

**Example 5 :**

Convert 2 kilograms in to grams.

**Solution : **

Here, we convert bigger unit into smaller unit. So we have to multiply.

2 kg = 2 x 1000 grams

2 kg = 2000 grams

Hence, 2 kg is equal to 2000 grams.

**Example 6 :**

Convert 3.5 deciliters into centiliters.

**Solution : **

**Here, we convert bigger unit into smaller unit. So we have to multiply.**

3.5 deciliters = 3.5 x 10 centiliters

3.5 deciliters = 35 centiliters

Hence, 3.5 deciliters is equal to 35 centiliters.

**Example 7 :**

Convert 24 hectometers into kilometers

**Solution : **

**Here, we convert smaller unit into bigger unit. So we have to divide.**

24 hectometers = 24/10 kilometers

24 hectometers = 2.4 kilometers

Hence, 24 hectometers is equal to 2.4 kilometers.

**Example 8 :**

Convert 48 milligrams into centigrams.

**Solution : **

**Here, we convert smaller unit into bigger unit. So we have to divide.**

48 milligrams = 48 / 10 centigrams

48 milligrams = 4.8 centigrams

Hence, 48 milligrams is equal to 4.8 centigrams.

**Example 9 :**

Convert 5000 grams into kilograms.

**Solution : **

**Here, we convert smaller unit into bigger unit. So we have to divide.**

5000 grams = 5000 / 1000 kg

5000 grams = 5 kg

Hence, 5000 grams is equal to 5 kilograms.

**Example 10 :**

Convert 0.5 decigrams into centigrams.

**Solution : **

**Here, we convert bigger unit into smaller unit. So we have to multiply.**

0.5 decigrams = 0.5 x 10 centigrams

0.5 decigrams = 5 centigrams

Hence, 0.5 decigrams is equal to 5 centigrams.

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