Convert Gram to Kilogram (gm to kg)

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Gram (abbreviation: gm): is a SI (metric) system unit of mass. Where, at the temperature of melting ice, it is the absolute weight of a volume equal to the hundredth part of a metre cube of pure water.

Kilogram (abbreviations: kg, or kgm): is a SI (metric) system unit of mass (IPK, also known as "Le Grand K" or "Big K") and equivalent to 1/1000 of one gram. Where, at the temperature of melting ice, one gram is the absolute weight of a volume equal to the hundredth part of a metre cube of pure water.


How to Convert Grams to Kilograms

Example: How many kilograms are equivalent to 43.71 grams?


As;

1 grams = 0.001 kilograms

43.71 grams = Y kilograms

Assuming Y is the answer, and by criss-cross principle;

Y equals 43.71 times 0.001 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 43.71 * 0.001 / 1 = 0.04371 kilograms

Answer is: 0.04371 kilograms are equivalent to 43.71 grams.


Practice Question: Convert the following units into kg:


N.B.: After working out the answer to each of the next questions, click adjacent button to see the correct answer.

( i ) 17.51 gm

( ii ) 92.06 gm

( iii ) 1.72 gm



References
  • Wikipedia
  • USMA
  • NIST

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