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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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 Smaller Measurement from a  tonne

### A thousand grams (1000 g) is the mass of 1 kg (1 kilogram). And 1 kilogram is simply written 1 kg • Pronounced "KILL-oh-gram" NOT "kill-AH-gram".

Smaller Measurement from a  kilogram

### Remember that kilo is the prefix meaning 1000 times, which only says that there are 1000 g (grams) in 1 kg (kilogram) and we simply write 1 g to represent the mass of 1 gram.

Smaller Measurement from a gram

### Remember, milli is the prefix meaning 1 one thousandth (0.001). So, 1 one thousandth from the unit of measurement gram being 1 milligram, is simply written 1 mg.

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