# 3 kilometers in meters

## Conversion

3 kilometers is equivalent to 3000 meters.^{[1]}

## Conversion formula

How to convert 3 kilometers to meters?

We know (by definition) that: $1\mathrm{km}=1000\mathrm{m}$

We can set up a proportion to solve for the number of meters.

$\frac{1\mathrm{km}}{3\mathrm{km}}=\frac{1000\mathrm{m}}{x\mathrm{m}}$Now, we cross multiply to solve for our unknown $x$:

$x\mathrm{m}=\frac{3\mathrm{km}}{1\mathrm{km}}*1000\mathrm{m}\to x\mathrm{m}=3000\mathrm{m}$Conclusion: $3\mathrm{km}=3000\mathrm{m}$

## Conversion in the opposite direction

The inverse of the conversion factor is that **1 meter is equal to 0.000333333333333333 times 3 kilometers**.

It can also be expressed as: 3 kilometers is equal to $\frac{1}{\mathrm{0.000333333333333333}}$ meters.

## Approximation

An approximate numerical result would be: **three kilometers is about three thousand meters**, or alternatively, *a meter is about zero times three kilometers*.

## Footnotes

[1] The precision is 15 significant digits (fourteen digits to the right of the decimal point).

Results may contain small errors due to the use of floating point arithmetic.