# conversion within the metric system

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hello there,

I'm struggling to convert between the metric system units, for example how would you convert 6 micrometers to cm? Is there any standard form method which I could use (6.00 x 10^-6 / (1 x 10^-3)) or something ?

Thank you so much for your time and effort
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3 weeks ago
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do you need to convert?, as 6 micro metres is already in the same reference scale as centi metres (referred to the ISO/bipm metre)

6 micrometres = 0.000006 metres, = 0.0006 centimetres

(Check my maths!)

bipm https://www.bipm.org/en/worldwide-me...claration.html
And the metre was recently redefined, away from the 1875 platinum rod type idea, to real physics
https://www.bipm.org/en/measurement-...ase-units.html (Click The metre)
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3 weeks ago
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(Original post by hi1415)
hello there,

I'm struggling to convert between the metric system units, for example how would you convert 6 micrometers to cm? Is there any standard form method which I could use (6.00 x 10^-6 / (1 x 10^-3)) or something ?

Thank you so much for your time and effort
Close.

is

is cm.

So, becomes
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Thread starter 3 weeks ago
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(Original post by LuigiMario)
do you need to convert?, as 6 micro metres is already in the same reference scale as centi metres (referred to the ISO/bipm metre)

6 micrometres = 0.000006 metres, = 0.0006 centimetres

(Check my maths!)

bipm https://www.bipm.org/en/worldwide-me...claration.html
And the metre was recently redefined, away from the 1875 platinum rod type idea, to real physics
https://www.bipm.org/en/measurement-...ase-units.html (Click The metre)
thank you so much
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