How do you convert centimeters to nanometers?

Convert length units

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Some students have problems converting units of length. Converting kilometers to meters seems to be easy (), but what do we do when converting to hectometers? Right, to do this we need to know what the prefixes mean.

If you just want to check your length conversions, a length converter is available. The conversion with length units is simply entered there, for example 3.5 km in mm and the solution is displayed (for the example "3500000 mm").

Overview of prefixes

The following prefixes can be placed in front of the units.

For example, you can write instead of. That stands for "kilo", so.

Large powers prefixes

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Example conversion: kilometers in hectometers

So if we want to convert, for example, 2 km into hectometers (hm), then we proceed as follows:

  1. Look for the value of "kilo":
  2. Convert the 2 km to meters:
  3. Look for the value of "hecto":
  4. Convert the meter value to hectometer:
  5. Compare:

Check this calculation with the length converter.

Prefixes for small powers

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Example conversion: centimeters to nanometers

So if we want to convert to nanometers (), for example, then we proceed as follows:

  1. Look for the value of "centi":
  2. Convert the 5 cm to meters:
  3. Look for the value of "nano":
  4. Convert the meter value to nanometer:
  5. Compare:

Check this calculation with the length converter.

Types of units of length

Incidentally, the following units exist internationally for lengths: Meter (m), Inch (in), Foot (ft), Yard (yd), Mile (mi), Link (li), Rod (rd), Chain (ch), Angstrom , Mil.

Convert lengths

For comprehensive conversions, you can use the following conversions (note calculator).

  1. Convert length unit automatically
  2. Convert length to kilometers
  3. Convert length to hectometer
  4. Convert length to decameter
  5. Convert length to meters
  6. Convert length to decimeter
  7. Convert length to centimeters
  8. Convert length to millimeters
  9. Convert length to micrometers
  10. Convert length to nanometers