Problem: A small hole in the wing of a space shuttle requires a 20.7 cm 2 patch. What is the patch’s area in square kilometers (km 2)?

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To convert cm2 to km2, we first need to convert cm to m and then m to km. Remember that:
1 cm = 10–2 m
1 km = 103 m

Since the units are squared, we're gonna have to square the conversion factors as we solve.

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A small hole in the wing of a space shuttle requires a 20.7 cm 2 patch. What is the patch’s area in square kilometers (km 2)?

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