4.2.2 Dimensional Analysis

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Units are a clue for whether to multiply or divide. For example, if you have a quantity measured in kilometres per hour (km/h), you need to multiply it by a time in hours to get the number of kilometres. The ‘per hour’ cancels out with the ‘hour’ leaving just kilometres (exactly like if you had $20\div 4$ and multiplied it by $4$, you’d just have $20$ because the fours cancel out): \[5\,\mathrm{km/h}\times 3\,\mathrm{h} = 15\,\mathrm{km}\]

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