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    very quick power question

    If something is said to be 200 GNm-2 can someone please tell me hoe many this actually is in Nm???? PLease!!! My results are out by what could be 1000...
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatfreddy0 View Post
    If something is said to be 200 GNm-2 can someone please tell me hoe many this actually is in Nm???? PLease!!! My results are out by what could be 1000...
    The G denotes a giga something, that is 10^9 of them.

    so 200 GNm-2 is 2 (10^11) Nm-2

    These prefixed go up by three orders of magnitude per step so:

    kilo is 1000
    mega is 1000000
    giga is 1000000000
    tera ...
    peta ..
    exa ..
    zetta ..
    yotta ..

    ZB
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    well that is what i thought... Seems that my answer is just WRONG hahaha
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