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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 cmł) 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).

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centimeter EXAM
There are exactly 100 cm (centimeters)
in the Base Unit meter.
1 one hundredth from a meter (0.01 m)
Use the symbol cm

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 The Base Unit for LENGTH is meter (m) TRUE FALSE There are 100 cm in the length of 1  m TRUE FALSE There are 1000 mm in the length of 1  m TRUE FALSE A meter is about as long as a baseball bat TRUE FALSE There are exactly 100 m in 1 km TRUE FALSE

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 A meter is about as long as a  baseball bat.  A meter can be the length of an average persons long step. The height of the handle on a standard door is about 1 meter from the floor. If a dime is about  1 millimeter thick... then 1000 dimes placed side by side  would be To measure any length, a meter stick or  tape measures accurately without complicated figures or fractions.   Smaller Measurements from a meter

### 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

### 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 "KILL-oh-meet-ur" NOT "kill-AH-mit-ur".

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