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 centimeter also spelled centimetre PAGE 11 The International System of Units is called "SI" (spoken "ess i")
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Page 6    7 BASE SI UNITS
Page 7    EVERYDAY  UNITS
Page 8    PREFIXES
Page 9    SYMBOLS
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Page 11  centimeter  (cm)
Page 12  millimeter  (mm)
Page 13  kilometer  (km)
Page 14  liter  (L)
Page 15  milliliter  (mL)
Page 16  kilogram  (kg)
Page 17  gram  (g)
Page 18  milligram  (mg)
Page 19  tonne  (t)
Page 20  Temperature
Page 21a and 21b  Conversions
Page 22  Measures Evolution
Page 23  Inch-Pound

LENGTH
meter

VOLUME
liter

MASS
kilogram

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Use the symbol cm
1 one hundredth from a meter (0.01 m)
There are exactly 100 cm in the Base Unit
meter

1 centimeter
(1 cm)

Remember, centi is the prefix meaning
1 one hundredth of the base unit meter.
So, 1 one hundredth of a meter (0.01 m)
is simply written 1 cm

#### 1 cm is about the width of an average blouse or shirt button or about the width of your little fingernail

 Like a dollar has 100 cents a meter in length also has 100 cm (100 centimeters)

Snowfall is measured in centimeters (cm)

Rainfall is measured in millimeters (mm)

Smaller Measurement from a centimeter

1 millimeter
(1 mm)

"milli" is the prefix meaning
1 one thousandth (0.001).
So 1 one thousandth of the
base unit meter being 1 millimeter is
simply written 1 mm

Larger Measurement from a centimeter

1 meter
(1 m)

Remember meter is the base unit for Length and all other Units are derived from it.
There are exactly 100 cm (centimeters) in
1 m (meter) and there are
exactly 1000 mm
(millimetres in 1 m (meter)

Larger Measurement from a meter

1 kilometer
(1 km)

"kilo" is the prefix meaning 1000 times as much.
So, one thousand meters (1000 m) being the length of 1 kilometer, is simply written 1 km which is pronounced
"KILL-oh-meet-ur" NOT "kill-AH-mit-ur".

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 1 centimeter

DID YOU KNOW?
1 cmณ
(1 cubic centimeter)
filled with water contains exactly 1 mL (1 milliliter)

and is the mass
of exactly
1 g (1 gram)
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