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The International System of Units is
called "SI"
and is the Metric Measurement used in America.
millimeter
(mm)
also spelled millimetre
1 one thousandth from
a meter (0.001 m)
There are exactly 1 000 m (millimeters) in the
Base Unit of measure meter.
Use the symbol mm
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


1 mm (1 millimeter)
about
the thickness of an
ordinary paper clip.


A guitar string can be
about 1 mm
thick.


The thickness of a credit
card
is
about 1 mm


3 mm of rain wouldn't
keep
you from a
pleasant day of golf.


35 mm of rain is
a torrential
downpour.
Rainfall is measured in millimeters.


Film for this
camera
is
35 mm

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


Rainfall
is measured in millimeters (mm)

Snowfall is measured in
centimeters (cm)

Larger
Measurement from a millimeter 


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 1 000 millimeters
(1 000 mm) in 1 meter (1 m)

Larger
Measurement from a meter


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
"KILLohmeetur" NOT "killAHmitur".




