Use the symbol
km There are exactly 1000 m (meters)
in 1 km (1 kilometer)
which is pronounced
"KILL-oh-meet-ur" NOT "kill-AH-mit-ur"
Longer
Distances are Measured in kilometers A trip across North America is approximately 7 600 kilometers long.

1 kilometer
(1 km)

Remember, kilo
is the prefix meaning
1 000 times as much. So, one thousand meters (1 000 m) is the length of
1 kilometer and it is simply written 1 km

Longer distances like
lakes and rivers are measured in kilometers
Going to work or holiday distance
is measured in kilometers

A jog around the park can be measured in
kilometers
1 kilometer is about
the length of
60 train cars

ROAD
SIGN
DRIVING TIP: If you
want a quick conversion to mph (miles per hour)
simply multiply by 0.6 in your head
so at 90 km/h you
are going approximately 54 miles per hour.
1 kilometer
per hour (km/h) is equal to .6214 miles per hour

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

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

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