Video: Dividing Numbers by 1000 to Convert from Grams to Kilograms

If one kilogram = 1000 grams, then 95000 grams = _ kilograms.

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Video Transcript

If one kilogram is equal to 1000 grams, then 95000 grams is equal to how many kilograms?

Notice, over here, the kilograms are on the left, but over here, the kilograms are on the right. So we just have to be careful. Let’s put these on top of each other so we can better compare them. And the benefit of writing them like this is we can create a proportion.

We can fill an 𝑥 here and then create a proportion where we cross-multiply. And since we know 𝑥 will be in kilograms, we can go ahead and leave them out. So we’ll take 1000 times 𝑥 and take one times 95000. And now to solve for 𝑥, we must divide both sides of the equation by 1000. The 1000s cancel on the left, and 95000 divided by 1000 is 95. Therefore, our final answer will be 95 kilograms.

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