how to find the number of cm2 in a dm2

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how to find the number of cm2 in a dm2

Postby ysabelcruz2003 » Fri Dec 10, 2004 5:21 am

how to find the number of square decimeter to square meter
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Re: how to find the number of cm2 in a dm2

Postby Knight » Fri Dec 10, 2004 10:37 pm

ysabelcruz2003 wrote::cry:

Take it back to the basics!

Deci is the prefix for 1/10th, or 0.1. one decimeter is one tenth of a meter. In other words there are 10 decimeters per meter.

If there are 10 decimeters in a meter, them there are 100 square decimeters in a square meter:

(1 m)x(1m) = 1 m²
(10 dm)x(10 dm) = 100 dm²
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