# How to convert between measurement units?

$k$ as in $k m$ stands for $1000$
So $2 k m = 2 \cdot 1000 m = 2000 m$
(and 1k$can get you a nice party) It gets harder when we get to square or cubic measures: $1 k {m}^{2} = {\left(1000 m\right)}^{2} = 1000000 {m}^{2}$$1 k {m}^{3} = {\left(1000 m\right)}^{3} = 1000000000 {m}^{3}$When you convert from metric to and from American units it gets even harder: $1 f t = 0.305 m$$1 s q f t = {\left(0.305 m\right)}^{2} = 0.093 {m}^{2}\$