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UNITS I'm writing a units based calculation which, will amongst others, will convert cubic meters a day into millions of cubic meters per day. The first part is easy, just multiply by '1_m^3/d'. The second part is more difficult. I have tried '1_Mm^3/d' but this is interpreted as millions of meters cubed per day. I have also tried '1_M(m^3)/d' and '1_M(m^3/d)' but these result in nonsence. I seem to remember reading about how to solve tis in my old HP48sx manual, but I have long since lost them. Can you help?

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What's wrong with simply diving by a million?

The conversion factor between 1_m^3/d and 1e6_m^3/d is 1e-6.

Posted on Dec 23, 2009

  • kakima May 31, 2014

    Alternatively, since a million cubic meters is a cubic hectometer, you could specify it as 1_hm^3/d

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