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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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liter
is the derived unit for VOLUME
Use the symbol L

Liters per 100 kilometers is simply
written
L/100 km

Make a note of how many liters it takes to fill up each time... note distance traveled... and find how many liters it takes
to travel 100 kilometers (km)

Economy on the road means LESS FUEL IS BETTER!

 Measure Volume of gasoline or the Volume of most any refreshing beverage. Volume is the amount of space in a contained substance like water in a swimming pool measured in liters. Which has more... 750 mL (milliliters) or 1 L (liter)? Right!  There are exactly 1000 mL in 1 L (liter)
 The capital L was chosen as the symbol for the derived base unit liter. Before recent technology came along it became further confusing to write "1l" (lower case "el"). The "1" and "l" (el) looked too similar as did the capital "I" (eye). So the capital L was chosen as the symbol for the derived base unit liter. That is the only exception. See Page 11 for description.

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