# What is 480 cm as m?

Aug 11, 2016

$4.80 m$

#### Explanation:

In order to figure out the number of meters in 480 cm, we're going to use dimensional analysis (method that allows you to convert from one unit of measurement to another by cancelling out unwanted units) and the relationship below:

For questions like this I use the following technique:

$\text{Quantity Given" xx "Conversion Factor" = "Quantity Sought}$

color(magenta)("Quantity Given:" 480 cm

color(green)("Conversion Factor:" 100

color(purple)("Quantity Sought:" meters

Let's plug in our values:

480cancel"cm"xx(1m)/(100cancel"cm") = 4.80 m