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 meter also spelled metre PAGE 10 The International System of Units is called "SI" (spoken "ess i")
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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 22  Measures Evolution
Page 23  Inch-Pound

LENGTH
meter

VOLUME
liter

MASS
kilogram

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The base unit for LENGTH - Use the symbol m
 A meter is about as long as a  baseball bat. A meter is about as long as a  baseball bat. The height of the handle on a standard door is about 1 meter. To measure any length, a meter stick or  tape measures accurately without complicated figures or fractions. Athletic tournaments throughout the world are measured in metric dimensions. This diving board is 10 meters tall. An Olympic sized pool is 50 meters long. Longer Distances like the height of a mountain can be measured in meters... and so can the length of a bridge.

Smaller Measurements from a meter

### 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

Smaller Measurements from a  centimeter

## 1 millimeter (1 mm)

### 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

LARGER MEASUREMENT FROM A meter

### kilo is the prefix meaning1000 times as much. So, one thousand meters (1000 m) being the length of 1 kilometer, is simply written 1 km which is pronounced "KILL-oh-meet-ur" NOT "kill-AH-mit-ur".

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 DID YOU KNOW? that you can divide 1 meter by exactly 10 equal parts (10 cm each side) then make a cube (1000 cmณ) of it to fill with water and you will find that it contains exactly 1 L (1 litre) (1000 mL) of water and is the mass of exactly 1 kg (1 kilogram) (1000 g). ALL SIMPLY RELATED IN 10!   The Metric System Video