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The International System
 EVERYDAY METRIC UNITS
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 Base Unit - meter  (m)
 centimeter  (cm)
 millimeter  (mm)
 kilometer  (km)
 Derived Unit - liter  (L)
 milliliter  (mL)
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 gram  (g)
 milligram  (mg)
 tonne  (t)
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WHAT IS A METER?

The base unit for LENGTH is
meter (m)
also spelled metre
Use the symbol m

 This 22 kilogram salmon is about 1 meter long
 A meter is about as long as a  baseball bat. A meter can be the length of an average persons long step. The height of the handle on a standard door is about 1 meter from the floor. If a dime is about  1 millimeter thick... then 1 000 dimes placed side by side  would be
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 or a waterfall.
 Smaller Measurements from a meter

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

### Smaller Measurements from a  centimeter

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 meter

1 kilometer
(1 km)

Remember, kilo is the prefix meaning
1 000 times as much.
So, one thousand meters (1 000 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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