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**The Metric System**“I’m ten times better than the Standard system of measurement!”**Multiply each of the following numbers by 10**15 x 10 = 235 x 10 = 12.4 x 10 = 43.2 x 10 = 853.56 x 10 =**Multiply each of the following numbers by 10**15 x 10 = 150 235 x 10 = 12.4 x 10 = 43.2 x 10 = 853.56 x 10 =**Multiply each of the following numbers by 10**15 x 10 = 150 235 x 10 = 2350 12.4 x 10 = 43.2 x 10 = 853.56 x 10 =**Multiply each of the following numbers by 10**15 x 10 = 150 235 x 10 = 2350 12.4 x 10 = 124 43.2 x 10 = 853.56 x 10 =**Multiply each of the following numbers by 10**15 x 10 = 150 235 x 10 = 2350 12.4 x 10 = 124 43.2 x 10 = 432 853.56 x 10 =**Multiply each of the following numbers by 10**15 x 10 = 150 235 x 10 = 2350 12.4 x 10 = 124 43.2 x 10 = 432 853.56 x 10 = 8535.6**Multiply each of the following numbers by 100**15 x 100 = 235 x 100 = 12.4 x 100 = 43.2 x 100 = 853.56 x 100 =**Multiply each of the following numbers by 100**15 x 100 = 1500 235 x 100 = 12.4 x 100 = 43.2 x 100 = 853.56 x 100 =**Multiply each of the following numbers by 100**15 x 100 = 1500 235 x 100 = 23500 12.4 x 100 = 43.2 x 100 = 853.56 x 100 =**Multiply each of the following numbers by 100**15 x 100 = 1500 235 x 100 = 23500 12.4 x 100 = 1240 43.2 x 100 = 853.56 x 100 =**Multiply each of the following numbers by 100**15 x 100 = 1500 235 x 100 = 23500 12.4 x 100 = 1240 43.2 x 100 = 4320 853.56 x 100 =**Multiply each of the following numbers by 100**15 x 100 = 1500 235 x 100 = 23500 12.4 x 100 = 1240 43.2 x 100 = 4320 853.56 x 100 = 85356**Divide each of the following numbers by 10**230 10 = 4500 10 = 123.5 10 = 21.6 10 = 8.465 10 =**Divide each of the following numbers by 10**230 10 = 23 4500 10 = 123.5 10 = 21.6 10 = 8.465 10 =**Divide each of the following numbers by 10**230 10 = 23 4500 10 = 450 123.5 10 = 21.6 10 = 8.465 10 =**Divide each of the following numbers by 10**230 10 = 23 4500 10 = 450 123.5 10 = 12.35 21.6 10 = 8.465 10 =**Divide each of the following numbers by 10**230 10 = 23 4500 10 = 450 123.5 10 = 12.35 21.6 10 = 2.16 8.465 10 =**Divide each of the following numbers by 10**230 10 = 23 4500 10 = 450 123.5 10 = 12.35 21.6 10 = 2.16 8.465 10 = .8465**Divide each of the following numbers by 100**230 100 = 4500 100 = 123.5 100 = 21.6 100 = 8.465 100 =**Divide each of the following numbers by 100**230 100 = 2.30 4500 100 = 123.5 100 = 21.6 100 = 8.465 100 =**Divide each of the following numbers by 100**230 100 = 2.30 4500 100 = 45.00 123.5 100 = 21.6 100 = 8.465 100 =**Divide each of the following numbers by 100**230 100 = 2.30 4500 100 = 45.00 123.5 100 = 1.235 21.6 100 = 8.465 100 =**Divide each of the following numbers by 100**230 100 = 2.30 4500 100 = 45.00 123.5 100 = 1.235 21.6 100 = .216 8.465 100 =**Divide each of the following numbers by 100**230 100 = 2.30 4500 100 = 45.00 123.5 100 = 1.235 21.6 100 = .216 8.465 100 = .08465**Nice Job!**If you can multiply & divide by 10 (or any power of 10), then the metric system will be easy for you.**THE METER**The meter is the starting point for the metric system. START**If 1 meter = 10 decimetersand1 decimeter = 10**centimetersthen how many centimeters make up 1 meter?**It takes 10 millimeters to make up 1 centimeter.**Boy, that’s small!**If 1 meter = 10 decimetersand1 decimeter = 10**centimetersand1centimeter = 10 millimetersthen how many millimeters make up 1 meter?**It takes 10 millimeters to make up 1 centimeter.**Millimeters are so small that they almost run together.**This is a magnified image of a ruler/meter stick.**1 2 3 4 This is one centimeter.**This is a magnified image of a ruler/meter stick.**1 2 3 4 This is half of a centimeter.**This is a magnified image of a ruler/meter stick.**1 2 3 4 This is one millimeter.**This key measures 3 cm.**1 2 3 4**This key measures 2.5 cm.**1 2 3 4**1**2 3 4 This toy car measures 4.2 cm.**1**2 3 4 Or, you could say it measures 42 mm.**The metric system deals with powers of 10**1 meter = 10 decimeters = 100 centimeters = 1000 millimeters