Converting picometers to centimeters is not difficult if you consider there are 10000000000 picometers in 1 centimeter. This is also known as 1.0E+10, which simply means that you need 10 zeros or units to the right of the decimal. The picometer, then, is 10 billionths of a centimeter.
- Record the number of picometers
Start the equation by writing down the number of picometers you want to convert to centimeters. If you want to use a calculator, you need a scientific calculator that can record up to 10 decimal places to the right or to the left of the decimal point.
- Divide the picometer value by 10000000000
Divide the number of picometers by 10000000000 to get the equivalent centimeter value.
- Record your answer
Note that 1 picometer is equivalent to .0000000001 centimeter. This is also known as 1.0E-10 cm.