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The Metric System. Meters, Grams and Liters. The Metric System. The metric system is a measurement system based on our decimal (base 10) number system. Other countries and all scientists and engineers use the metric system for measurement. Metric Prefixes. Metric Units

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Meters, Grams and Liters

• The metric system is a measurement system based on our decimal (base 10) number system.

• Other countries and all scientists and engineers use the metric system for measurement.

• Metric Units

• The metric system has prefix modifiers that are multiples of 10.

• Meters measure length or distance

• One millimeter is about the thickness of a dime.

• One centimeter is about the width of a large paper clip

• A meter is about the width of a doorway

• A kilometer is about six city blocks or 10 football fields.

• 1.6 kilometers is about 1 mile

• Grams are used to measure mass or the weight of an object.

• A milligram weighs about as much as a grain of salt.

• 1 gram weighs about as much as a small paper clip.

• 1 kilogram weighs about as much as 6 apples or 2 pounds.

• Liters measure liquids or capacity.

2 Liter Soda

• 1 milliliter is about the amount of one drop

• 1 liter is half of a 2 liter bottle of Coke or other soda

use to measure each of

the following items?

km m cm mm

km g cL mg

L m cL mg

L m cL mg

kg g cL mg

kg g cL mg

kg g mm mg

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kL L mm mL

kL L cL mL

km m cm mL

km m cm mm

km m cm mm

Changing Metric Units bracelet?

• To change from one unit to another in the metric system you simply multiply or divide by a power of 10.

### To change from a larger unit to a smaller unit, you need to multiply.

1 km x 1000 = 1000 m

1 m x 100 = 100 cm

1 cm x 10 = 10mm

Place Values of Metric Prefixes multiply.

Movethe decimal point to the right to multiply.

### To change from smaller units to larger units you divide by a power of ten.

1000mm ÷ 10 = 100cm

100cm ÷ 10 = 10dm

10dm ÷ 10 = 1m

Place Values of Metric Prefixes power of ten.

Movethe decimal point to the left to divide.

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