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Page 4    METRIC MONKEY
Page 5    AMETRICAN MAN
Page 6    7 BASE SI UNITS
Page 7    EVERYDAY  UNITS
Page 8    PREFIXES
Page 9    SYMBOLS
Page 10  meter  (m)
Page 11  centimeter  (cm)
Page 12  millimeter  (mm)
Page 13  kilometer  (km)
Page 14  liter  (L)
Page 15  milliliter  (mL)
Page 16  kilogram  (kg)
Page 17  gram  (g)
Page 18  milligram  (mg)
Page 19  tonne  (t)
Page 20  Temperature
Page 21a and 21b  Conversions
Page 20  Temperature
Page 22  Measures Evolution
Page 23  Inch-Pound

LENGTH
meter

VOLUME
liter

MASS
kilogram

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Use the symbol kg
The Base Unit for MASS is kilogram
This package of ground
(1 kilogram).

A new born baby can be about the mass of 3 kg...

and a six week old puppy can be as heavy
as 1 kg.

A 5 kg roast can easily serve
over 10 or 12 people.

A 10 kg turkey should
easily serve

 A 40 kg bag of concrete mix requires a strong back to carry.
Smaller Measurements from a kilogram
 1 gram (1 g) Remember, kilo is the prefix meaning 1000 times. So, 1 000 g (grams) is the mass of 1 kg (kilogram). Pronounced "KILL-oh-gram" NOT "kill-AH-gram". Smaller Measurements from a gram 1 milligram (1 mg) Remember, milli is the prefix meaning 1 one thousandth (0.001). So, 1 one thousandth of the unit of measure gram being 1 milligram, is simply written 1 mg LARGER Measurement from a kilogram 1 tonne (1 t) There are exactly 1000 kg (kilograms) in 1 t (spelled tonne)

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KNOW

1 cmณ
(1 cubic centimeter)

filled with water contains exactly 1 mL
(1 milliliter)

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