CONVERTING UNITS

to convert from smaller units to larger units → divide

to convert from larger units to smaller units → multiply

There are 1,000 meters in 1 kilometer.

To convert kilometers to meters, multiply the number of kilometers by 1,000.

$2\text{kilometers}=2\text{kilometers}\mathbf{\times}\frac{\mathrm{1,000}\text{meters}}{\text{1 kilometer}}=\mathrm{2,000}\text{meters}$

So, 2 kilometers is equal to 2,000 meters.

There are 12 inches in 1 foot.

To convert feet to inches, multiply the number of feet by 12.

$3\text{feet}=3\text{feet}\mathbf{\times}\frac{12\text{inches}}{\text{1 foot}}=36\text{inches}$

So, 3 feet is equal to 36 inches.