Write the answer in cubic
centimeters: 4.3 cubic decimeters plus 5950 cubic centimeters.
We immediately notice in this
question that our two values have different units. As we’ve been asked to write the
answer in cubic centimeters, we need to convert our first value from cubic
decimeters to cubic centimeters. There are 1000 cubic centimeters in
one cubic decimeter. This means that, in order to
convert from cubic centimeters to cubic decimeters, we would divide by 1000. To convert the other way as we need
to in this case, we need to multiply by 1000. 4.3 multiplied by 1000 is 4300. So 4.3 cubic decimeters is the same
as 4300 cubic centimeters. We now need to add 4300 and
5950. This is equal to 10250. The answer to the question 4.3
cubic decimeters plus 5950 cubic centimeters in cubic centimeters is 10250. We could convert this answer into
cubic decimeters by dividing by 1000. This would give us an answer of
10.25 cubic decimeters.