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# If an organism averages 5 micrometers how many millimeters would it be?

###### Wiki User

###### December 15, 2008 1:07AM

A micrometer is 1/1000 of a millimeter. So anything that

measures 1 micrometer will also measure 0.001 millimeters.

Therefore, your organism will measure 0.005 millimeters on

average.

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