Year 4 Maths – Converting Kilometres to Metres KS2 Revision
What you need to know
Things to remember:
- Kilo means 1000
- When covering kilometres into metres we multiply by 1000
- 1km = 1000m
- 5km = 500m
Kilometres is along word, so is usually shortened to just km.
A kilometre has 1000 metres in it, so we get:
1 kilometre = 1000m
1km = 1000m
Converting kilometres into metres is quite easy we just multiply by 1000!
6km = 6\times1000m=6000m
4km = 4\times1000m=4000m
km = 7\times1000m=7000m
Distances aren’t always come in whole numbers, so we’ll often have to convert decimal amounts. So, it is easiest to remember that the first number after the decimal will represent hundreds. The hundreds.
6.8km = 6000m+800m=6800m
2.4km = 2000m+400m=2400m
3.6km = 3600m
9.9km = 9900m
Question 1: What is 5km in metres?
5km = 5\times1000m=5000m
Question 2: What is 7.9km in metres?
7km = 7000m + 900m =7900m