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Matthew is two kilometers away from the finish line.
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Daniel is 1286 meters away from the finish line.
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Who is farther from the finish line?
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We’ve been given the distances that Matthew and Daniel are from the finish line, both in metric units, but one in kilometers and one in meters.
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In order to work out who is farther we need to convert them to a common unit.
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In order to do so, we need to remember the key conversion, which is that one kilometer is equivalent to 1000 meters.
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I’m going to convert the distance that Matthew is from the finish line into meters.
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As each kilometer is equivalent to 1000 meters, two kilometers is equivalent to two multiplied by 1000 meters.
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Two kilometers is therefore equal to 2000 meters.
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Now that we have both distances in the same unit we can compare them.
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Matthew is 2000 meters from the finish line and Daniel is 1286 meters.
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As 2000 is more than 1286, Matthew is farther from the finish line.