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Metric System. Metric Measurements. There are base units of measurement. Meters ( length) Grams (mass) Liters (volume) . Prefixes. Add a prefix to the base unit to change the measurement. Milli - 1/1000 of the base unit Example: milliliter (.001 liters)

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metric measurements
Metric Measurements
  • There are base units of measurement.
  • Meters(length)
  • Grams (mass)
  • Liters(volume)
prefixes
Prefixes
  • Add a prefix to the base unit to change the measurement.
  • Milli - 1/1000 of the base unit
    • Example: milliliter (.001 liters)
  • Centi – 1/100 of the base unit
    • Example: centimeter (.01 meters)
  • Deci – 1/10 of the base unit
    • Example: decigram (.1 grams)
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Prefixes
  • Deca – 10 x the base unit
    • Example: decameter (10 meters)
  • Hecto - 100 x the base unit
    • Example: hectoliter (100 liters)
  • Kilo – 1000 x the base unit
    • Example: kilogram (1000 grams)
  • http://www.metricconversion.us/prefixes.htm
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Standard U.S. Length

Inches

Yards

Miles

Metric Length

Centimeters (cm)

Meters (m)

Kilometers (km)

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Let’s Compare
  • Standard U.S. Mass
    • Ounces
    • Pounds
  • Metric Mass
    • Grams (g)
    • Kilograms (kg)
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Let’s Compare
  • Standard U.S. Volume
    • Teaspoons
    • Quarts
  • Metric Volume
    • Milliliters (ml)
    • Liters (l)