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# The Metric System - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

The Metric System. To convert from a larger to smaller metric unit you always multiply To convert from a smaller to larger unit you always divide

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• To convert from a larger to smaller metric unit you always multiply

• To convert from a smaller to larger unit you always divide

• The Latin prefixes used in the metric system literally mean the number they represent.  Example: 1 kilo gram = 1000 grams A kilo is 1000 of something

• Just like a dozen is 12 of something

Try Some… moving the decimal one place to the left.

1.)  3 meters = ______ centimeters

2.)  40 liters = ______ dekaliters

3.)  600 milligrams = _______ grams

4.)  5 kilometers = __________ hectometers

5.)  70 centimeters = _________ meters

6.)  900 deciliters= _______ dekaliters