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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
(1 000 cm
ณ) of it to fill with water
and you will find that it contains exactly
1 L (1 liter)
(1 000 mL
) of water
and is the mass of exactly
1 kg (1 kilogram) (1 000 g).
ALL SIMPLY RELATED IN
10!

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The International System of Units is called "SI"
and is the Metric Measurement used in America.

millimeter (mm)
also spelled millimetre
1 one thousandth from
a meter (0.001 m)

There are exactly 1 000 m (millimeters) in the
Base Unit of measure meter.

Use the symbol mm

### 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

1 mm (1 millimeter)
ordinary paper clip.

A guitar string can be

The thickness of a credit card
is

3 mm of rain wouldn't keep
you from a
pleasant day of golf.

35 mm of rain is
a torrential downpour.

Rainfall is measured in millimeters.

Film for this camera
is
35 mm

 1000 mm (millimeters) 1 meter
 If a "dime" is about 1 mm (millimeter) thick, then 1000 dimes placed side by side would be...

Rainfall is measured in millimeters (mm)

Snowfall is measured in centimeters (cm)

 Larger Measurement from a millimeter

## 1 centimeter (1 cm)

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

Larger Measurement from a centimeter

### 1 meter (1 m)

Remember meter is the
Base Unit for Length
and all other Units are derived from it.
There are exactly 1 000 millimeters
(1 000 mm) in 1 meter (1 m)

Larger Measurement from a meter

### 1 kilometer (1 km)

Remember, kilo is the prefix meaning
1 000 times as much.
So, one thousand meters (1 000 m)
being the length of 1 kilometer,
is simply written 1 km which is pronounced
"KILL-oh-meet-ur" NOT "kill-AH-mit-ur".

 CLICK ON PICTURES FOR VIDEO LEARNING! "The Metric System"  Enjoy this millimeter Video!    Video Narrated with music Share This With Others  Share This With Others  SMALLER METRIC MEASURES 1 cmณ (1 cubic centimeter) filled with water contains exactly 1 mL (1 milliliter) and is the mass  of exactly 1 g (1 gram)  "centimeters milliliters milligrams" VIDEO CLIP
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