Video: Converting Kilometers and Meters to Meters Using Models

Complete: _ meters = 3 kilometers and 352 meters.


Video Transcript

Complete: What meters is equal to three kilometers and 352 meters.

In this question, we’re given a measurement in mixed units, three kilometers and 352 meters. We have to write this as an amount in meters. And we’ve been given a part–whole model to help. We’re being asked to find the amount in meters. The amount we’ve been given has been partitioned or broken apart into an amount of kilometers, there are three, and an amount of meters, 352. 352 is already written in meters, so we just need to convert the amount in kilometers to an amount in meters.

If one kilometer is equal to 1,000 meters, how many meters are there in three kilometers? To convert from kilometers to meters, we have to multiply our amount of kilometers by 1,000. So one kilometer multiplied by 1,000 equals 1,000 meters. So to convert three kilometers to meters, we just need to multiply our three kilometers by 1,000. Three kilometers is equal to 3,000 meters.

Now all we need to do is add our two parts back together again, 3,000 meters plus 352 meters. The missing number is 3,352. 3,352 meters is equal to three kilometers and 352 meters.

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