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 • Base Unit - meter  (m)
                   • centimeter  (cm)
                   • millimeter  (mm)
                   • kilometer  (km)
 • Derived Unit - liter  (L)
                   • milliliter  (mL)
 • Base Unit - kilogram  (kg)
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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).
ALL SIMPLY RELATED IN
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The International System of Units is called "SI"
PREFIXES

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
NOTE:
There are no abbreviations in metric measurement,
only symbols to denote Quantity, Size or Value.
(Abbreviations are archaic and reserved for
"Inch-Pound" measurement like "ft." "in." "lb." etc.)
So how do we get "lb." for pound?... Who Cares?

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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


The International Bureau of Weights and Measures SI Brochure notes:
"Unit symbols are mathematical entities and not abbreviations."
Among other things, they are not followed by a period except
at the end of a sentence and they are not made plural.

 

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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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)


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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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