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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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milligram (mg)

Use the symbol
mg

1 one thousandths from a  gram (0.001 g)

We trust the accuracy in science and medicine
because there are exactly
1000 milligrams in 1 gram.

 milligram

NOTE: Originally convention had it that the gram was
to be the base unit for MASS
but familiarity and convenience seemed to determine
that the kilogram be the Base Unit for MASS.

 Larger Measurement from a milligram
 1 gram (1 g) Remember, milli is the prefix meaning 1 one thousandth (0.001). So there are exactly 1000 milligrams in the unit of measure gram and 1 gram is simply written 1 g Larger Measurement from a gram 1 kilogram (1 kg) Remember, kilo is the prefix meaning 1000 times as much. So, 1 000 g (grams) is the mass of 1 kg (kilogram). Larger Measurement from a kilogram 1 tonne (1 t) There are exactly 1000 kg (kilograms) in 1 t (spelled tonne) (said "ton")

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