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    UNIT CONVERSION: um^2 -> m^2

    so im doing some extra credit work online and i swear 1.50 micrometers squared converted to meters squared is .0000015m^2

    is it the computer programing fault? or is it me?

    im doing 1.50*10^-6

    help or suggestions is appreciated!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nismo View Post
    so im doing some extra credit work online and i swear 1.50 micrometers squared converted to meters squared is .0000015m^2

    is it the computer programing fault? or is it me?

    im doing 1.50*10^-6

    help or suggestions is appreciated!
    The conversion is: 1 \mu m = 1 \times 10^{-6} m \Rightarrow 1 (\mu m)^2 = 1 \times 10^{-12} m^2.
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    i was actually thinking of that but the answer seemed to long to be right. but in the end my 2nd guesing didnt help me liek always -_-

    thxs for the help!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nismo View Post
    so im doing some extra credit work online and i swear 1.50 micrometers squared converted to meters squared is .0000015m^2

    is it the computer programing fault? or is it me?

    im doing 1.50*10^-6

    help or suggestions is appreciated!
    Micro means millionth, and a million has six zeros, so move the decimal six places to the left to make the conversion.

    EDIT: I overlooked teh square. Sorry.
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