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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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EVERYDAY PREFIXES
EXAM
milli, centi, kilo

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milli Prefix meaning 1000 times as much

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FALSE

centi Prefix meaning 1 one hundredth (0.01)

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FALSE

kilo Prefix meaning 1000 times as much

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FALSE

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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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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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"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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For most everyday experience
Prefixes
we use
are
milli, centi,
and kilo

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