# How do you convert 4,200 decigrams to grams?

Nov 19, 2016

$4200$ dg$= 420$ g

#### Explanation:

g stands for grams and dg for decigrams.

$1$ g$= 10$ dg $\implies 1$ dg $= \frac{1}{10} = 0.1$ g or ${10}^{-} 1$ g

You have $4200$ dg $\implies \frac{4200}{10} = 420$ g

Notice that if it was centigrams (cg) or milligrams (mg) you would have divided by $100$ and $1000$ respectively.

Hope this helps :)