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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 cmณ)
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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centi is the PREFIX meaning
1 one hundredth (0.01)

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milli Prefix meaning 1000 times as much

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centi Prefix meaning 1 one hundredth (0.01)

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FALSE

kilo Prefix meaning 1000 times as much

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FOR EVERYDAY USE IN AMERICA

Convenient Prefix attached in front of
base or derived unit or unit of measure
OR
the everyday unit of measure shows quantity, size or value
in 10, 100 and 1000
But for most everyday experience Prefixes we use are
milli, centi, kilo

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PREFIX SYMBOL
for EVERYDAY USE

centi  - 1 one hundredth      (0.01)

milli - 1 one thousandth      (0.001)

kilo - 1000 times as much

BASE
and
Derived UNIT SYMBOL

meter  m

liter  L

kilogram  kg

 

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milli  1 one thousandth (0.001)
of the base or derived unit, or unit of measure
use the  prefix milli
(as in millimeter OR milliliter OR milligram)
•
centi 1 one hundredth (0.01) 
of the base or derived unit, or unit of measure
use
the prefix centi (as in centimeter)
•
kilo 1000 times as much as the
base or derived unit, or unit of measure use
the prefix kilo (as in kilometer and kilogram
(pronounced "KILL-oh-meet-ur" NOT "kill-AH-mit-ur")

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Symbols like mL or mg or mm or kg or cm together
identify Prefix and everyday unit of measure.

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1 cmณ
(1 cubic centimeter)

filled with water contains exactly
1 mL (1 milliliter)

and is the mass 
of exactly
1 g (1 gram)


 


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"centimeters milliliters milligrams"
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For most everyday experience
Prefixes
we use
are
milli, centi

and
kilo

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