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

 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

### Remember meter is the Base Unit for Length and all other Units are derived from it. There are exactly 1000 millimeters (1000 mm) in 1 meter (1 m)

Larger Measurement from a meter

### 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 which is pronounced "KILL-oh-meet-ur" NOT  "kill-AH-mit-ur"!

Rainfall is measured in millimeters (mm)
Snowfall is measured in centimeters
(cm)

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