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How to convert gigajoules to joules (GJ to J)
The formula for converting gigajoules to joules is: J = GJ × 1000000000. To calculate the gigajoule value in joules first substitute the gigajoule value into the preceding formula, and then perform the calculation. If we wanted to calculate 1 gigajoule in joules we follow these steps:
J = GJ × 1000000000
J = 1 × 1000000000
J = 1000000000
In other words, 1 gigajoule is equal to 1000000000 joules.
Let's take a look at an example. The step-by-step process to convert 5 gigajoules to joules is:
- Understand the conversion formula: J = GJ × 1000000000
- Substitute the required value. In this case we substitute 5 for GJ so the formula becomes: J = 5 × 1000000000
- Calculate the result using the provided values. In our example the result is: 5 × 1000000000 = 5e+9 J
In summary, 5 gigajoules is equal to 5e+9 joules.
Converting joules to gigajoules
In order to convert the other way around i.e. joules to gigajoules, you would use the following formula: GJ = J × 0.000000001. To convert joules to gigajoules first substitute the joule value into the above formula, and then execute the calculation. If we wanted to calculate 1 joule in gigajoules we follow these steps:
GJ = J × 0.000000001
G1 = J × 0.000000001
GJ = 0.000000001
Or in other words, 1 joule is equal to 0.000000001 gigajoules.
Conversion Unit Definitions
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Gigajoules To Joules Conversion Table
Below is a lookup table showing common gigajoules to joules conversion values.
|Gigajoule (GJ)||Joules (J)|
|1 GJ||1e+9 J|
|2 GJ||2e+9 J|
|3 GJ||3e+9 J|
|4 GJ||4e+9 J|
|5 GJ||5e+9 J|
|6 GJ||6e+9 J|
|7 GJ||7e+9 J|
|8 GJ||8e+9 J|
|9 GJ||9e+9 J|
|10 GJ||1e+10 J|
|11 GJ||1.1e+10 J|
|12 GJ||1.2e+10 J|
|13 GJ||1.3e+10 J|
Other Common Gigajoule Conversions
Below is a table of common conversions from gigajoules to other energy units.
|1 gigajoule in kilojoules||1000000 kJ|
|1 gigajoule in megajoules||1000 MJ|
|1 gigajoule in calories||238845896.6275 cal|
|1 gigajoule in kilocalories||238845.8966275 kcal|
|1 gigajoule in kilowatt hours||277.77777777778 kWh|
|1 gigajoule in watt seconds||1000000000 Ws|
|1 gigajoule in therms||9.4708628903179 thm|
|1 gigajoule in quads||0.00000000094708628903179 Q|