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 INSTANT METRIC eBook PAGE 2 TABLE of CONTENTS PAGE 3 Evolution of Archaic Measurement PAGE 4 - Inch-Pound PAGE 6 - "SI" Relates PAGE 8 The Metric System PAGE 10 - Prefixes PAGE 11 - Symbols PAGE 12 Everyday Base Units PAGE 13 - meter PAGE 15 - centimeter PAGE 17 - millimeter PAGE 19 - kilometer PAGE 21 - liter PAGE 22 - milliliter PAGE 24 - kilogram PAGE 26 - gram PAGE 28 - milligram PAGE 29 - tonne PAGE 31  Temperature PAGE 32 7 Base Units PAGE 34 HOW THE METRIC SYSTEM WORKS PAGE 35 - Summary OTHER USEFUL LINKS FREE METRIC POSTERS METRIC EXAMS! INSTANT METRIC CONVERSION TABLES United Metric States

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 This diving board is10 meters tall. An Olympic sized pool is 50 meters long
 Longer Distances like the height of a mountain can be measured in meters... and so can the length of a bridge or a waterfall.

 Smaller Measurements from a 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

### Smaller Measurements from a  centimeter

1 millimeter
(1 mm)

Remember, 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 meter

1 kilometer
(1 km)

Remember, 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

kilometer is pronounced  "KILL-oh-meet-ur"
NOT "kill-AH-mit-ur".

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