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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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HOW THE
METRIC SYSTEM WORKS!

 DID YOU KNOW? that you can divide 1 meter by exactly 10 equal parts (10 cm x 10 cm x 10 cm) then make a cube (1000 cm³) of it to fill with water and you will find that it contains exactly 1 L (1 liter) (1000 mL) of water and is the mass of exactly 1 kg (1 kilogram) (1000 g).

AND THAT...

 1 cm³ (1 cubic centimeter) filled with water contains exactly 1 mL (1 milliliter) and is the mass  of exactly 1 g (1 gram)
1 cubic centimeter is equal to 0.0610253868 — cubic inches

ALL SIMPLY RELATED IN 10!

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