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1. Is there a difference between saying kilogram metres per second

and kilograms per metre per second?

besides the extra per and loss of s after metre in the second phrase is there a difference?
2. If I'm not mistaken, kg per meter per second is also kgs/m because when you divide by a value, its also the same a multiplying by the reciprocal.
3. (Original post by ravioliyears)
If I'm not mistaken, kg per meter per second is also kgs/m because when you divide by a value, its also the same a multiplying by the reciprocal.
hmmm my friend said they were the same and i was sure they were but he insisted they were so i'm here now asking this question
so kilogram metres per second is

but what you think is
kg per meter per second is
??
4. (Original post by thefatone)
Is there a difference between saying kilogram metres per second

and kilograms per metre per second?

besides the extra per and loss of s after metre in the second phrase is there a difference?
Without any brackets to specify, that's read as kilograms metres per second is kgm/s.

kilograms per metre per second is read as kg/(ms)
5. (Original post by Zacken)
Without any brackets to specify, that's read as kilograms metres per second is kgm/s.

kilograms per metre per second is read as kg/(ms)
i would've thought that mean kg/m/s instead?
6. (Original post by thefatone)
i would've thought that mean kg/m/s instead?
Nopes. You read acceleration as metres per second per second. This mean m/(ss) = m/(s^2). Not m/(s/s) = m... That's nonsensical.
7. (Original post by Zacken)
Nopes. You read acceleration as metres per second per second. This mean m/(ss) = m/(s^2). Not m/(s/s) = m... That's nonsensical.
ok so the end result is it's different thanks for clarifying all ^-^
8. (Original post by thefatone)
ok so the end result is it's different thanks for clarifying all ^-^
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