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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 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)
• Centi – 1/100 of the base unit
• Example: centimeter (.01 meters)
• Deci – 1/10 of the base unit
• Example: decigram (.1 grams)
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
Standard U.S. Length

Inches

Yards

Miles

Metric Length

Centimeters (cm)

Meters (m)

Kilometers (km)

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