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 INSTANT METRIC eBook PAGE 2 TABLE of CONTENTS PAGE 3 Evolution of Archaic Measurement PAGE 4 - Inch-Pound PAGE 6 - "SI" Relates PAGE 8 The Metric System PAGE 10 - Prefixes PAGE 11 - Symbols PAGE 12 Everyday Base Units PAGE 13 - meter PAGE 15 - centimeter PAGE 17 - millimeter PAGE 19 - kilometer PAGE 21 - liter PAGE 22 - milliliter PAGE 24 - kilogram PAGE 26 - gram PAGE 28 - milligram PAGE 29 - tonne PAGE 31  Temperature PAGE 32 7 Base Units PAGE 34 HOW THE METRIC SYSTEM WORKS PAGE 35 - Summary OTHER USEFUL LINKS FREE METRIC POSTERS METRIC EXAMS! INSTANT METRIC CONVERSION TABLES United Metric States

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 Like a dollar has 100 cents a meter in length also has 100 cm (100 centimeters) Centimeters are precise for measuring sewing patterns, your height, your waist and for altering clothes.

 Smaller Measurement from a centimeter
 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
 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 100 cm (centimeters) in  1 m (meter) and there are exactly 1000 mm (millimeters in 1 m (meter) Larger Measurement from a meter 1 kilometer (1 km) Remember, kilo is the prefix meaning 1000 times as much. So, one thousand meters (1000 m) being the length of 1 kilometer is simply written 1 km and pronounced "KILL-oh-meet-ur" NOT "kill-AH-mit-ur".

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