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Symbols like mL or mg
or mm or kg or
identify Prefix and everyday unit of measure.
and base or derived unit OR everyday unit of measure
place the prefix in front of the base
or derived unit
(millimeter), cm (centimeter), km
or mg (milligram),
kg (kilogram) and mL
The size or quantity is indicated by the first letter
or prefix symbol and the second letter or symbol identifies
base or derived unit. Please Note: Where
are used convention has it that they are
always lower case letters except where the
Base Unit is named after a person like Celsius (ฐC), Pascal (P) or
Then the symbol is noted by a CAPITAL LETTER.
"So what's with a capital letter L for liter?
Is that a capital "L" for the unit of measure named
after a person?" No....
You see, when decimal
dimensions were described long before the typewriter you would have to
write the script.
as technology came along it became apparent that typewriters were not
equipped with the script
so attempts were made to use the lower case "l" (el).
Then it became further confusing to write "1l"
"el") as the "1" and "l" (el)
too similar as did the capital "I" (eye).
was chosen as the symbol
the derived base unit "liter".
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that you can divide
10 equal parts
(10 cm each side)
a cube (1000 cmณ) of it to fill
and you will find that it contains
1 L (1 litre)
and is the mass
kg (1 kilogram)
RELATED IN 10!