Problem: The average thickness of a human hair is about 100 microns (m).Write it without using scientific notation.

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We’re being asked to convert 100 µ to m without expressing it to scientific notation.


Metric Prefixes are “labels” that can be placed in front of base units. Whenever using the metric prefix chart, remember that “1” is associated with the metric prefix

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The average thickness of a human hair is about 100 microns (m).

Write it without using scientific notation.

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