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Standards of Measurement WRITE ONLY WHAT IS IN RED!. Two Main Standards of Measurement in the World . Used mainly by the United States Example of length base units: Miles Inches Feet Yards. Used by the majority of the world Also known as: The Metric System Based on powers of ten

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two main standards of measurement in the world
Two Main Standards of Measurement in the World
  • Used mainly by the United States
  • Example of length base units:
    • Miles
    • Inches
    • Feet
    • Yards
  • Used by the majority of the world
  • Also known as: The Metric System
  • Based on powers of ten
  • Examples of length base units:
    • Meters
    • Liters

Customary system

International System of Units (S.I.)

practice
Practice
  • A) 1 kilogram = X grams
  • 1000 grams
  • B) 1 decameter = X meters
  • 10 meters
  • C) 1 centiliter = X liters
  • 0.01 liters
  • D) 1 hectometer = X meters
  • 100 meters
how to remember the order of the common si prefixes
How to remember the order of the common SI prefixes?
  • A Kangaroo Hopped Down my Driveway Christmas Morning
  • Kilo HectaDeca – decicentimilli
steps for conversions
Steps for Conversions:
  • Create a table.
  • Put your beginning value in the top box.
    • Ex. How many cm in 3 m?
  • Place a “1” in the bottom box.
steps continued
Steps Continued

In the second set of boxes:

4. Write the old units in the bottom box.

5. Write the desired units in the top box.

6. Write in your conversion factor.

*When in doubt, go back to the standard…

3 m

1

steps continued1
Steps Continued

7. Cancel out similar units (top to bottom).

8. Multiply across the top.

9. Multiply across the bottom.

10. Divide the two answers.

3 m 100 cm

1 1 m

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Practice
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practice2
Practice
  • Convert 4.66 centimeters to miles
practice3
Practice
  • How many minutes are in 2 days?
practice4
Practice
  • Convert 0.09 miles to inches
practice5
Practice
  • Convert 84 miles to kilometers