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1000 mm
(millimeters) = 1 meter 

If a "dime" is about
1
mm (millimeter) thick, then
1000 dimes placed side by side would
be
about 1 meter long.


Larger
Measurement from a millimeter 

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

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 1000 millimeters
(1000 mm) in 1 meter
(1 m)

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
which is pronounced
"KILLohmeetur" NOT
"killAHmitur"!


Rainfall
is measured in millimeters (mm)
Snowfall is measured in
centimeters
(cm)
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