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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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kilo is the PREFIX meaning
is 1000 times as much

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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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kilo Prefix meaning 1000 times as much

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Everyday Metric Units

Metric Prefixes

Metric Symbols

LENGTH

VOLUME

MASS

meter

centimeter

millimeter

kilometer

liter

milliliter

kilogram

gram

milligram

tonne

TEMPERATURE

Inch-Pound System

The Metric System

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 and kilo

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PREFIX SYMBOL
for EVERYDAY USE

centi  is 1 one hundredth (0.01)

milli is 1 one thousandth (0.001)

kilo is 1000 times as much

BASE
and
Derived UNIT SYMBOL

meter  m

liter  L

kilogram  kg

   Symbols
identify prefix and base or derived unit
OR everyday unit of measure together.
Simply place the prefix in front of the base or derived unit
like mm (millimeter), cm (centimeter), km (kilometer)
or mg (milligram), kg (kilogram) and mL (milliliter).
The size or quantity is indicated by the first letter or prefix symbol
and the second letter or symbol identifies the base or derived unit.

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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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"The Metric
System"

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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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