how do you convert 485 cm^3 to dm^3 ?

chemistry homework help! if you could explain how to do it then i can do the rest of my hw... help plz?!

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  • 7 years ago
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    Think of 485 cm^3 like this:

    485 cm by 1 cm by 1 cm

    Now, consider the conversion from cm to dm:

    10 cm = 1 dm

    What we will do is replace the cm with dm:

    (485 cm x 1 dm / 10 cm) by (1 cm x 1 dm / 10 cm) by (1 cm x 1 dm / 10 cm) = 0.485 dm^3

    Source(s): ChemTeam
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