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

Centimeters are precise
for measuring
sewing patterns,
your height,
your waist
and for altering
clothes. 



Smaller
Measurement 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 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
(millimeters in 1 m
(meter)

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 and
pronounced
"KILLohmeetur" NOT "killAHmitur".

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