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1. The Metric System • Base units • Meters: measure distance • Grams: measure mass • Liters: measure volume

2. Measurement • Area=Length X Width • Volume=Length X Width X Height • cc or cm3=cubic centimeters

3. Write the name of the basic metric unit to measure the following: • Distance/Length- a. From home to school: b. Length of classroom: c. Width of notebook paper: d. Thickness of paper: kilometers meters centimeters millimeters

4. Write the name of the basic metric unit to measure the following: • Volume- a. Volume of bucket: b. Liquid medicine: liters milliliters or cubic centimeters

5. Write the name of the basic metric unit to measure the following: • Mass- a. Your mass: b. Mass of a pin: kilograms milligrams

6. 6200 • 6.2 kilograms= __________grams • 78.36 liters=__________hectoliters • 12.3 meters=_________centimeters .7836 1230

7. .0032 4. 3.2 meters=_______________kilometers 5. 76.3 millimeters= _________centimeters 6. 143.2 meters= ____________millimeters 7.63 143,200